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3 reasons to attend FNB Art Joburg

SA’s most prestigious art fair is back with a whole new experience.

By House & Garden South Africa | October 13, 2021 | Art

FNB Joburg Art Fair - one the biggest and most prestigious art fairs in the country, is back this year has been renamed as FNB Art Joburg. Due to the pandemic, the fair will not hold a physical event this year and instead, will take place online.

The virtual event will include the online fair as well as Open City and will take place between 28 October and 31 october 2021. Here are 3 reasons why you should attend:

Open City

Open City is new to the art fair, and is a four-day long arts and culture program across Johannesburg’s gallery districts including Rosebank, Parktown North, and Parkhurst. Open City will offer guests a roadmap of restaurants, bars and cafe’s while partaking in their curated gallery-hopping experience.

Value for money

Most of the activities at Open City will be free for all patrons, and offers a fun, educational and safe way to explore the city.

FNB Art Prize

Now in its 11th year, the FNB Art Prize will run alongside the fair. You can familiarise yourself with the contestant by previewing the online exhibit. The 2021 recipient will win a showcase at the Johannesburg Art Gallery as well as a significant cash prize.

The current context has encouraged the organisers to find new ways of showcasing the arts in South Africa. The second online edition, together with the Open City weekend will highlight some of the country’s best artistic talent and also showcase Johannesburg as an art and food destination of choice. FNB encourages everyone to join the celebration of our artists, cuisine and country in a unique and innovative way,” says Bonga Sebesho, Head of FNB Sponsorships.

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