The sixth International Public Arts Festival (IPAF) opens this week, featuring bespoke street art installations and a new art conference. The City of Cape Town has been a proud sponsor of the urban art festival since its inception in 2017.
The new murals have gone up in the Cape Town CBD and include some multi-storey public art.IPAF is organised by Baz-Art, an organisation dedicated to creating conversation through public art and shows, expressed through a festival and murals.
This year, 15 new artists will add to the existing 133 large-scale murals through the arts festival.
Between festivals, Baz-Art has installed over 400 murals in Observatory, Woodstock and Salt River, among other areas.
“The City of Cape Town is proud to continue its partnership with Baz-Art for the sixth edition of the IPAF. The festival has played an important role in beautifying public spaces in our city while also providing a platform for local artists to express their talent. An exciting new addition this year is the introduction of an art conference, which will provide artists with another platform for learning and honing their craft,” says the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Jean-Pierre Smith.