Artists in the village

Located just south of Johannesburg is the predominantly rural area of Walkerville, which many would associate with small holdings and farming.  “However,” says Steve House, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Gateway, “every second Saturday of each month it is not the produce and livestock that bring visitors to the area, but the art.”

He notes that visitors to the area are treated to a wide variety of art works that are displayed and sold by artists along the Walkerville Business Hub on the second Saturday of every month from 9am to 4pm. The project, which is known as ‘Artists in the Village’, is a Walkerville Chamber of Commerce initiative, aimed at promoting the area along with the various businesses which operate in the region.  

“So far the initiative has been really successful in providing the artists with a platform through which to display their talent and to bring visitors to Walkerville. Each artist is required to pay R50 per day and all money is used for advertising and promoting the event,” says House. “Currently the artists are exhibiting their work at two different venues along the business hub: Thyme Square Garden Centre, which has a gift shop and tea garden for guests and at 84 On Main, which is a new shopping centre featuring a home-bake bakery and restaurant.  As the number of artists exhibiting grows, the goal will be to spread to another three venues along the business strip making it a very interesting art meander, with each venue having something different to offer.”

There is free access to visitors for each event with ample free parking, and aside from the art there is also lots of good food on offer.  The next event will be held on 8 December 2012 which will include Carols by Candlelight from 6pm in aid of local charities. “Just 20 minutes from Johannesburg and Alberton, Artists in the Village offers visitors a chance to see some amazing art and enjoy a wonderful day in Walkerville’s beautiful countryside,” House concludes.

Artists who want to find out more information about how to exhibit their work can visit or can follow on the twitter account wbf@artist_84.

  Comment on this Article

  Please login to post comments

Post to my facebook wall
Characters remaining

    Latest Property News
    • 19 Jun 2018
      In the current market, letting out a property can be a good option as rental demand remains strong, especially in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. This is according to Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop. However he says that before homeowners let their property out, there are five key points they should make sure are covered before they market the property for rent and sign any lease agreements.
    • 19 Jun 2018
      The Capetonian dream is to live by the ocean with the iconic mountain making an appearance somewhere in the horizon. But, that dream comes with a hefty price tag that many simply cannot afford. But, should you venture some kilometres out of the city centre, entirely new realms of beachside bliss await you …
    • 19 Jun 2018
      Douw Steyn, one of the richest men in the country, recently allowed a rare glimpse into his Fourways Palazzo when it was featured on the SABC lifestyle programme Top Billing - and it is beyond your wildest dreams!
    • 18 Jun 2018
      Many home sellers are motivated to appoint estate agents because they know that the agency will carry the costs of advertising and marketing their property.
    • 18 Jun 2018
      When a property is sold when it has a tenant in occupation, the questions often raised are: “What happens to the tenant if the landlord sells the property?”, and what rights the tenant will have with regards to cancelling the lease or enforcing it, says Sunell Afrika, rentals manager for
    • 18 Jun 2018
      Sellers are often caught off-guard by the expenses incurred in the selling of a property. Just like there is no such thing as a free lunch, there is also no such thing as selling your property without incurring at least some costs.
    • 15 Jun 2018
      The second quarter of 2018 has proven to be the turning point for Midrand’s real estate market, especially the upper end which started to waver towards the end of a tumultuous 2017 with a notable drop in both sales and average selling prices.
    • 15 Jun 2018
      According to data recently released by FNB, the average age of a South African home buyer has increased from 38 to 44 this year. In an attempt to help first-time buyers enter the market sooner, Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, walks us through the steps of saving for your first home.
    Subscribe to the MyProperty Newsletter

    Last Name  
    Email Address  
    Email Frequency
    Share this Page

    For Sale Property
    Rental Property
    More Options
    Connect with us