Muizenberg’s Street Art

Muizenberg’s Street Art

Muizenberg Open Studios Art Festival was a cornucopia of creative ideas and eclectic talents. Besides visiting the galleries and ‘open’ home exhibitions, we were amazed by the street art and street décor that was everywhere! Some houses were decorated in bottle tops, or covered in ivy or intricately painted with cute designs or patterned in mosaic.

  

It certainly wasn’t a hodge-podge of hippy-go-lucky weirdness, but rather a reflection of a community that believes in self-expression, while still maintaining an overall aesthetic that is pleasing to all, whether resident or visitor.

Two types of street art that caught our eye:

Beautifully graffiti-like paintings rendered on garden walls, or on the sides of houses. We were wondering if artist, Serge, had permission to paint them, or were they all fabulous commissions?

  

Mosaic was the other form of art which was visible everywhere. Whether it was found in elaborate house numbers, or in a row of flying fish down a garden wall, or a floating gecko near a front door, or an ocean scene wrapped around a pavement corner, it was amazing, and intricately done. Even the public phone booth had a creative mosaic ‘floor’ pattern.

 

We loved this village’s art. Instead of people living in their own little worlds, isolated in their very own me-space-my-house décor, it’s refreshing to see a community which is living and decorating together for the whole and not the individual. Their sense of passion and pride runs deep and therefore this community, Muizenberg is thriving.

With their warmth, hospitality and abundance of artists and entrepreneurs, Muizenberg is surely now the next hip-and-happening place! Property buyers look no further. If you’re looking for community-living without living in a complex, this is the place for you – Beach, beers & barbeques! = Bargain!

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  • “I am but a small shard in a grand mosaic.” – Fred Crane

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