The first-ever Capital Arts Fair Tshwane (CAFT) takes place at Menlyn Maine, Pretoria from 5 – 7 April 2024.  

The aim of CAFT 2024 is to bring South Africa’s capital to the forefront of the global art conversation. Art lovers will have an opportunity to witness the transformation of Tshwane’s cultural narrative in 2024 and beyond.


The dynamic event which will be hosted in Pretoria, is significant as it is the political and cultural epicentre of South Africa. It amplifies Pretoria’s role as a central hub where diverse voices converge. It is a place where history was not only made but also depicted on canvases and sculpted in galleries. CAFT serves as a testament to Pretoria’s vibrant spirit, inviting the world to witness the cultural renaissance unfolding within the city’s boundaries. 


CAFT 2024 is themed ‘Intersections,’ as it is a convergence of narratives, a collision of perspectives, and an exploration of uncharted artistic territories. With the theme of ‘Intersections,’ CAFT doesn’t simply showcase art – it celebrates the fusion of tradition and rebellion, history and dissent, and global dialogue in a local setting. 


What to expect at the inaugural Capital Art Fair Tshwane (CAFT) 2024

CAFT will feature more than 100 works from over 20 groundbreaking artists who will redefine the boundaries of creativity. Think of an amalgamation of art mediums such as painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, video, and performance. 

Some of the artists who will be part of the inaugural art fair include Mark Swart, Sylvester Zanoxolo Mqeku, Mthuthuzeli ‘Sthu’ Manaka, Ivukuvuku.


Patrons will have the opportunity to participate in engaging art activities and public talks. 

CAFT is in partnership with esteemed institutions such as Pretoria Art Museum, Javett-UP, Tshwane University of Technology Arts Department, and Brand South Africa, 

Tickets are available for purchase on Webtickets.



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