Arts & Culture in Cape Town

Welcome to the vibrant world of arts and culture in Cape Town! From the colorful street art of the Bo-Kaap to the world-class exhibits at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, this city is a hub of creativity and expression. Are you wondering where to find live music performances in Cape Town? Look no further - we've got you covered with all the must-see spots and events. Explore the rich tapestry of artistic talent that makes Cape Town a truly unique destination for cultural enthusiasts.

1. Blank Projects, Cape Town

Blank Projects Chair

Having survived multiple locations and various iterations, Blank Projects stands prominent in the East City precinct. The space is a canvas for contemporary artists, including the likes of Igshaan Adams and Kyle Morland.

2. Guga S'Thebe, Cape Town

Guga S'Thebe Art

A refreshing does of art and culture outside of the usual spaces, Guga S'Thebe is in a township just 15 minutes from the CBD. It houses six artist studios, a theatre, and a crafts shop.

3. Ebony/Curated, Cape Town

Ebony/Curated Photos

Whether in the city or in the winelands at the Franschoek outpost, Ebony/Curated does a stellar job of showcasing emerging African talent across mediums.

4. Open House, Cape Town

Open House Cape Town

An art installation by Jacques Coetzer commissioned in 2014 by the local government to commemorate 20 years of democracy. The house is envisioned as a place for personal and artistic expression.

5. A4 Arts Foundation, Cape Town

A4 Arts Foundation Art

Though officially a gallery, A4 Arts more so considers itself a space for experimentation. With a focus on contemporary art, its three floors include an exhibition space, library, and a studio for residencies.

6. Atang Tshikare, Cape Town

Atang Tshikare Sculpture

The work of multidisciplinary artist Atang Tshikare spans mediums, textures, and shapes. His conceptual pieces are on exhibit at Southern Guild.

7. Baxter Theatre Centre, Cape Town

Baxter Theatre Centre Stairs

A landmark piece of architecture by Jack Barnett, and a bastion of hope throughout the Apartheid years. The Baxter Theatre was one of the few spaces in the city that was able to present multiracial, progressive work.

8. Norval Foundation, Cape Town

Norval Foundation Interior

A center committed to showcasing artistic talent, both within its gallery space and the resident sculpture garden. Not only a custodian of African art, the Norval also stands to protect the natural world at its borders.

9. Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town

Whatiftheworld Gallery Art

An epicenter for transformative and conceptualist artwork in Cape Town. Whatiftheworld represents established contemporary artists, and also nurtures a new generation of young African-based artists. Exhibits all artforms.