Saturday 17 March was a perfect day for “Art in the Park” and Rondebosch Park was full of happy people – artists and their entourages, families of browsers and buyers – all enjoying the wonderful weather and colourful stalls.
Many new faces manned the art stalls – artists trying out Art in the Park for the first time – as well as all the familiar ones and our faithful food vendors did their usual roaring trade, with their various offerings catering to every palate.
There was something to keep everyone happy and entertained. While parents shopped for paintings, children danced to the music of our resident busker.
We had a surprisingly good turn-out, considering all the other events happening in and around Cape Town that day, with lots of sales and contacts made for future sales, so everyone went home satisfied.
Thanks to Adrian Larkin and his team, for a job well done.
The first SASA Art In The Park for 2018 will be held on 17 March at Rondebosch Park on Campground Rd. For more info, please see the latest newsletter. For bookings, please email our secretary, Liz Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 25 November was a beautiful day for Art in the Park and everyone was there bright and early to get their stalls up and ready for business.
We had over 100 artists taking part this time, both SASA members and those from other art societies around Cape Town, providing an abundance of art for people to look at and to choose from. We also had some art shops participating, encouraging the artists to do some shopping of their own.
The atmosphere was wonderfully relaxed and the food stalls were busy, as friends and families made a day of it under the trees, picnicking on the grass, or at the tables, between browsing the stalls.
There was something for everyone. When shopping got too much, there was coffee and smoothies to be drunk and music to be listened to – or for some of our younger, less inhibited customers, danced to – there were trees to be climbed and new friends to be made.
Thanks to Adrian Larkin for all the planning and organising of another successful art affair!
We had a perfect day for our first Art in the Park for 2017 – warm, but not too hot, with not a breath of wind till a light breeze got up around lunch-time. It was held on Sunday 26 March at our new regular venue, Rondebosch Park.
Once again members from the other art societies were invited to join us and we had a lovely gathering of artists, with a wide selection of styles and subject matter, giving our customers plenty to choose from. When they weren’t busy selling their wares, the artists were busy chatting with their neighbours, making new friends and collecting tips for future paintings.
There was a sociable, Sunday atmosphere – whole families strolling through the park, with babies in prams and dogs of all shapes and sizes on leashes, toddlers dancing to the music and everyone picking their favourite painting.
The food stalls did just as well as the art stalls did, as people sat around the tables in the dappled shade, enjoying a leisurely lunch, a smoothie, or a cup of excellent coffee.
Once again, a very successful day, thanks to all the organisers and participants. See you next time!