Busy weekend for Art Festival ending

This was a first for the town, drawing record numbers to Parys to join in the vibrant magic of artists, residents and businesses who took hands to host this amazing blast of colour and cultural experiences.
Thank you to everyone who helped, supported, took part in, and enjoyed all that was happening for the past three weeks.
Remember Friday night’s pothole painting, the street party at Jimmy Jagers, the picnic on the bank and Art Explosion (Colour Run) at Egweni on Saturday, as well as the announcement of the Art Chair winner at The Garden on Sunday.
For tickets and more info visit www.parysartsfestival or phone (056) 811 4000.

* Fri 13 April
18:00 – Neon pothole painting
18:30 – Jak de Priester O’s Restaurant (1 De Villiers St.)

* Sa 14 April
08:00 – ARTbike (Ras 083 235 3786) from Parys Airfield, Vaal Eden River Route 20 km, 2 hours.
09:00–15:00 – Street party, Jimmy Jaggers, Breë Street.
12:00–20:00 – Picnic on the bank with fantastic live bands, Egweni 2 Van Coller Street.
12:00 – Play: Terug na Donkiepad – vertoning deur Mimie de Vries gegrond op die lewe en werk van dr. Con de Villiers, Egweni Inside Gallery
14:00 – Play: You Suck en ‘ander afgryslike waarhede’, Egweni Inside Gallery
15:00 – ART Explosion (Color Run).
15:30–19:00 – The Chandelier Kids, Tribal Men, Jack Rabbit.
17:00 – ARTride Sunset horse riding (Malcolm 076 161 2252), Spectacular views of the Vredefort Mountains.
18:00 – Tour de Parys, safari supper, various venues in Parys meet at 52 Boom Street.
18:00 – Raffle ticket winner drawn.
19:00–20:00 – Dr Dre DJ and Dance

* Sun 15 April
10:00 – ARTride horse riding (Malcolm 076 161 2252), just outside Parys on the Potchefstroom road.
12:00 – ARTchair competition winner announced,  The Garden.
15:30 – Easter Cantata, Hervormde Kerk, 10 Paulsen Street.
17:00 – ARTride Sunset horse riding.
Visit the Parys Arts Festival website or phone Selma on 084 269 2493.

Permanent Festival Art Exhibitions at:
1. arT arT Art @ Le Petit Paris, 75 Breë Street.
2. Arts Festival Gallery, 77 Breë Street, Main Gallery.
3. Ben van Wyk Art Gallery, 93 Breë Street.
4. Collage, 75 Breë Street.
5. Coral’s Art Studio, 62 Boom Street, Main Gallery.
6. Die Rooi Granaat Gallery 93, Breë Street.
7. Egweni River Lodge, 2 Van Coller Street, Main Gallery.
8. EnStyle, 100 Breë Street.
9. Hennie Kruger Art Gallery, 6 Lodie Spies Street Main
10. Le Grand Chateau, 61 Boom Street, Main Gallery.
11. My Kleine Frankryk, Art Gallery, 92 Breë Street.
12. Objects Gallery, 45 Breë Street.
13. Trunell Mosaics, 83 Breë Street.
14. Van den Berg Fine Art Gallery, 83 Breë Street.

The first ever Art on the Bank day, in conjunction with the very popular Hartelus Market, attracted almost 2 000 visitors and a variety of stalls, with about 20 live performances, bands, poets, dancers and entertainers. Some 40 artworks were sold and the food and drinks sold out. If you missed out the Art on the Bank Day, make sure you don’t miss this weekend’s family fun picnic day with Music on the Bank on Saturday 14 April.

Auctioned for R1 700 in aid of the local SPCA. This beautiful artwork  was made during the ArtDog event.  Thanks to artist, Hennie Kruger who gave it the final touch, this is something really special. In addition to this amount, R5 600 was raised in entry fees for ArtDog and will  also go to SPCA.


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