Arts on Main

264 Fox St &, Berea Rd, Maboneng, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa

A collection of art galleries, artists’ studios, restaurants, and shops, Arts on Main functions as a hub for Johannesburg’s creative community, bringing people together to share ideas, beverages, and one another’s company. Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the space also hosts a market where you can buy everything from ice-cold beer to books and prints by William Kentridge, who has a studio in the building. Make sure to stop by the David Krut Workshop to pick up an experimental etching, then grab a bite to eat at Canteen, a casual café serving everything from French toast to lamb burgers.

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Before I die I want to...__________

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.

A step into thoughtfulness--David Krut Projects

The photo describes the space. I loved everything they had for sale including the books and art.

Great little arts district

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.

October 10, afternoon: Arts on Main

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.

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