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Art In The Park

The first SASA Art in the Park for 2022 took place on Saturday 23 April, at our usual venue, Rondebosch Park. It was a clear, sunny day, with just a touch of a chilly wind about. As always, the atmosphere was happy and festive, with the “Ox on the Box”, Brian Oxley and his colleague, Patrick, adding to the ambience, with their up-beat music and plenty of “dad-jokes” to keep our eyes rolling!

Thanks to all those artists who donated paintings as prizes on the day, which Brian was able to hand out to some very happy punters. Thanks, as well, to The Deckle Edge, who very generously sponsored a hamper of art supplies to the value of R1000, which was won by very lucky Nicole Naidoo.








We were even joined, for a while, by the ladies from “67 Blankets for Mandela Day”, who came and shared the space with us, knitting up a storm and joining up all the squares donated to their – very worthy – cause.









So many compliments were received, from artists and public alike. It seems everyone had a wonderful day, enjoying spending time beneath the trees and perusing the beautiful works of art, or just taking time to spend with family and friends.








Thanks to all who made it such a success, including our council members, who work tirelessly behind the scenes to get our events together and running as smoothly as possible.

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Art In The Park November 2021

What a wonderful day! On Saturday 20 November Rondebosch Park was once more filled with beautiful art and artists, along with plenty of people browsing and buying, or just passing through with their families and dogs in tow.








There was a wonderfully festive feeling, as people enjoyed the music (and dad jokes!) provided by Brian “Ox on the Box” Oxley and his team, and the food and drinks supplied by various vendors – all adding to the lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Thanks to all the artists who donated prizes for the draw – people were so happy with their winnings – and thanks Brian, for handing them out.








The children were kept thoroughly entertained, making their own works of art with the Peter Clarke Art Centre, who took a stall, so everyone enjoyed themselves.










The wind didn’t bother us much until packing up time, so even the weather couldn’t put a damper on the day. Sales were good for both artists and the stalls in the “food court”, so everyone was happy. We had so much positive feedback from customers and vendors alike, so a successful day all round I think.

Thanks to the council, for all your hard work – you did yourselves proud. And thanks to all the artists who took part in this, our final exhibition for the year. The more artists showing their work, the better – it gives a great variety of artworks for our customers to choose from, as well as filling up the park with happy faces.

In the meantime, we still have the last SASA Members’ meeting, end of year celebration and Eleanor Palmer Competition on Thursday 25 November at the Athenaeum, which will, weather permitting, be held in the garden, as it was last year. See you there!

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Art in the Park!

SASA’s final fixture for 2019 was the ever-popular, pre-Christmas Art in the Park, held on the 30th of November in Rondebosch Park.

It was a perfect day for it, sunny and warm, with the gentlest of breezes, to avert over-heating. A host of happy artists set up their stalls and got ready to welcome their customers.

There was a steady stream of people through the park all day, drinking in the plethora of paintings presented for their enjoyment. The array of varying styles, subject matter and media ensured that there was something special to suit everyone’s taste and the varying prices suited differing depths of pocket as well.

Between the shady avenues is a great place for meeting new friends and catching up with some old ones, the leafy shadows giving a very peaceful ambience to the scene.

Art in the Park is always the most vibrant event on the SASA calendar and enjoyed by all who take part. A lot of socialising happens throughout the day, the time passes quickly and our artists go home, tired perhaps, but content.

Enjoy your break everyone, have a good holiday and happy whatever you celebrate at this time of year. See you in 2020!!

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Art In The Park

Our second art in the park and final SASA exhibition for the year took place on 24 November at our usual venue, Rondebosch Park.






Here, on the corner of Campground and Sandown Roads, we have found the perfect home for this event – it is convenient for locals to stroll up, with their families in tow. It’s also very visible from the road, which attracts passing trade, swelling the number of our faithful followers, who come not only for the wonderful atmosphere, but in hope of a beautiful bargain or two as well.






We had a steady stream of customers throughout the day and good sales figures by the end of it – people making a day of it, lunching under the trees, ensuring our food vendors also had a good day and browsing around the stalls.






The beautiful space means that dogs can be included in the family outing – even more incentive to come and have a look!






Thanks to our team of organisers and all their hard work, that’s another satisfying and successful art in the park under our belts. See you next year!