Splash of colour for Salt River

The International Public Arts festival will be held in Salt River next month.

The second annual International Public Art Festival (IPAF) will be held again in Salt River next month.

The nine-day event is from Saturday February 10 to Monday February 19.

An eclectic mix of artists from different continents will paint large murals in the neighbourhood. Each will be allocated a wall space to interpret this year’s theme, “Nature Doesn’t Need Us: We Need Nature.”

The festival is run by non-profit organisation Baz-Art as a fun outlet for social change and a way to draw art lovers out into the streets.

Attendance is free, but tickets for private guided tours and a spray-paint workshop can be bought through Webticket.

This year Baz-Art is partnering with IPAF Mexico and IPAF Canada.

Baz-Art organiser Alexandre Tilmans said the public festivals were a creative way to support artists and unite communities.

“This festival showcases the rich history, creativity, skills, diversity and style of South Africa’s public artists.

As a result, we act as a platform for painting murals and billboards providing commissioned work to South African artists at a local and international level.”

The full artist line up can be founat www.baz-art.co.za