The Maboneng Precinct is undergoing a transformation with old warehouses and apartment complexes being converted into artist studios. We stumbled across this fun and thought provoking street art on our way to Arts on Main, a hub for Jo'burg's creative community to develop and share ideas. People scribbled their mere mortal wishes on the wall and local skateboarders were using the halfpipe (not pictured) and ramp to show off their skillz. Jo'burg is full of street art and this was one cool example.
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A hub for creativity
When in Jo'burg definitely come to Arts on Main, a hub for the city's creative community to come together and share ideas, beverages, and each other's company. Every Sunday from 10am-3pm they hold a market where you can buy everything from ice cold beer to prints by William Kentridge. His studio happens to be here. The vibe is local and wandering through the building you couldn't help but feel like you "were in the know".
Home of William Kentridge's out-of-home studio, this part of the Maboneng Precinct is a great place to hang and check out the studios and shops. David Krut has a shop here that you definitely want to check out, and Canteen restaurant is a nice place to hang out and have a coffee, tea or whatever.
Urban developer, and young visionary, Jonathan Liebmann, will show us the city’s revitalized cultural hub (and his founding project), Arts on Main. We’ll visit the studio of famous contemporary artist, William Kentridge, and spend time enjoying the market atmosphere, food stalls, boutiques and gallery spaces.