Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Fringe on Kloof

(illustration credit: Estee Steyn)

The Fringe Arts is known for its pop-up shops that feature local art, design and illustrations from a variety of local artists. Each piece in the Fringe Arts collection is handmade, conceptualised and manufactured in South Africa. I visited one of their pop-up stores last year September at the V&A Waterfront and was not disappointed. The Fringe Arts concept was created by Chantal Louw and Thessa Bos who direct The Fringe Arts as well as curate the vintage range, Frintage.

From June 16th, The Fringe Arts pop-up movement is opening in a permanent location at 99B KLOOF STREET, CAPE TOWN as THE FRINGE ON KLOOF. So use your youth day off and take a trip down to this little artsy haven :) You can also enter The Fringe Arts Competition and stand a chance to win a cracked heart pendant by Cape Town jeweller Eon Hoon. You can find out more about the competition on The Fringe Arts facebook page.

Louw says, "Hearts and eyes are turning to the local scene and discovering not only a sense of quality but an amazing abundance of knowledge garnered from our parents and their parents and so forth. From dolosse to vintage, South Africa has a rich history of upcycling"

Viva la Local! Happy Youth Day South Africa.

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