Cape Town Arts Festival

The Cape Town Arts Festival, powered by Ariva Arts Foundation, is a vibrant celebration of creativity and expression set against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain and the historic Castle of Good Hope. Showcasing a tapestry of artistic excellence, it brings together local talents spanning painting, music, poetry, dance, and sculpture. Immerse yourself in this artistic journey through exhibitions, performances, workshops, and cultural events, where you’ll be captivated by emotive sculptures and diverse storytelling on canvases. Join us to honor creativity in all its forms and be enchanted by the transformative magic of the arts.

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

HARMONIES OF HERITAGE

Cape Town arts festival

This unique gathering celebrates a harmonious fusion of music, dance and culinary delights, offering a
sensory-rich experience within the enchanting courtyard {READ MORE}

ARTISANS HAVEN

This locale serves as a convergence point for artisans, wellness enthusiasts, and performers, offering a delightful medley of experiences that stimulate both the mind and the soul {READ MORE}

FROM PAGE TO STAGE

Cape Town arts festival, City Arts Festival

Under the guidance of Bulelwa Basse, this interactive poetry Masterclass leads to a grand finale—a captivating live performance on the main stage… {READ MORE}

FUSION OF FORMS

The Shine Visual Arts Exhibition runs from the 6th -15 December and  features an impressive roster of established and emerging artists. {READ MORE}

THE ART
OF WELLNESS

This particular Cape Town Arts Festival event offers a diverse array of practices that rejuvenate both body and mind. Immerse yourself in these revitalizing experiences… {READ MORE}

ENCHANTED
TALES & ARTSY TRAILS

Cape Town Arts Festival

Experience enchantment at ‘Enchanted Tales & Artsy Trails’ with Fatima Dike, the ‘Mother of South Africa’s Drama.’ Immerse in captivating storytelling, magic shows, and workshops—a magical adventure for all ages…{READ MORE}

BRIDGING
BOUNDARIES

In this stimulating workshop, we embark on a journey to reimagine Cape Town’s arts and culture through the lens of MusixXchange with Martin Myers…. READ MORE}

THE SHINE
DANCE CHALLENGE

Cape Town arts festival

This event is a celebration of our diverse society, a true family affair igniting the “Shine challenge” that advocates for social harmony through the collective magic of dance… {READ MORE}

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BEYOND BUSKING FESTIVAL DAY

Beyond Busking Festival Day follows international trends where busking is considered a career by providing street musicians and artists with...
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BEYOND BUSKING PROJECT

This project develops local buskers with skills such as personal development, vocal training, songwriting, music arrangement and production.
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CTAF shines a light on Cape Town’s emerging visual artists.

Cape Town, South Africa – October 23, 2023 – The Cape Town Arts Festival, formerly the Cape Town Festival (CTAF),...
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Cape Town Arts Festival Returns in 2023: Shining Bigger, Better, and More Vibrant than Ever

Cape Town, South Africa – October 23, 2023 – The Cape Town Arts Festival, formerly the Cape Town Festival (CTAF),...
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