Art in the Park event

Somerset West artist Dawie Venter, in front of a mural he painted at the Family Shelter, one of his many landscape works.

We created an opportunity for you, the visitor, to appreciate and possibly invest in artwork created by talented local artists in the relaxing and beautiful surrounds of Poinsettia Park, Somerset West.

Unearth a hidden gem right on your doorstep… This park is also pet-friendly, so bring Fido along to explore this scenic haven with you.

Marvel at the genius of the park’s two Da Vinci pedestrian bridges and capture breathtaking snapshots of False Bay panoramas.

The event is planned for Saturday December 2, from 9.30am to 12.30pm (and in case of inclement weather, a backup date of Saturday December 9 will be arranged).

We are calling all local artists interested in participating in the park’s inaugural “Art in the Park” event.

This event not only provides a platform for showcasing your art, but also offers a valuable opportunity for local artists to network.

Access to the park and the designated art display area is free, and participating artists may set up one small gazebo or umbrella to showcase their artwork.

Please note that this is exclusively an art-focused event, and limited permits will be issued for food stalls or craft items.

Within the near future, a few 1 x 1.2 m Nutec Panels will be erected at strategic places along the pedestrian walkway in the park.

The panels will be mounted in between wooden posts. The idea is to create a spot for street artists to express themselves.

Artists / street artists will be able to paint on both sides of the installed panel. It is envisaged that artists will probably be able to book a slot to paint a mural.

Murals may be over-painted after a certain period. This way the walkway art will stay fresh and interesting. Artists will have to self-finance materials needed for the art.

I’ve set the ball rolling by obtaining permission to paint a mural on a garden wall facing the park. The piece is called “Blow your troubles away” (see photo).

The piece was well received by the homeowner as well as local park users. I’ve heard that the rest of the garden wall is available for murals in the near future.

As soon as confirmed, I will send out requests for proposals for murals. Murals to be funded by the artists themselves.

Please note that restroom facilities are not available on-site. Register by contacting me at