Maboneng Township Arts Experience

Starts: Sunday, 25 February 2018, 11:00
Posted: 12 Feb 2018
Dates & Times:
  • Sunday, 25 February 2018, 11:00 to 17:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CREATIVE ATTRACTIONS LAUNCH


Making Townships the Centre of African Destinations
Creating 13 New Gallery Homes
(Alexandra Township, Johannesburg - 30 January 2018) – The Maboneng Township Arts Experience will be introducing their creative attraction comprising 13 more Gallery Homes. This extraordinary event will be held from 12pm to 5:00pm on 25 February 2018, in Alexandra Township. A park and ride option that will transport guests to 63, 4th Avenue will be available from Alexandra Mall (London Road Entrance).


CREATIVE ATTRACTIONS LAUNCH
The day will consist of:
• A guided tour of all our Gallery Homes.
• A park and ride shuttle service
• An opportunity to meet the artist and homeowners, the backbone of the organisation, enabling guests to see the effects the organisation on the Alexandra Township community, first hand.
• Historical lesson on Alexandra Township.
• Dialogue on the future of Townships.
• Art works for sale.
• A spread of local cuisine that guests can tuck into.


SUPPORTERS
- The Department of Arts & Culture as the main Creative Attraction sponsor.
- Joburg Tourism for assisting in the promotion of Alexandra as a destination and the elevation of local attractions.
- Assemblage supported by The African Arts Trust and Prints on Paper; for their contribution of curated exhibitions.
- Airbnb for joining forces and featuring six of the Gallery Homes as homestays as our 1st accommodation partner in the Gauteng region.
- Greater Alexandra Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GALXCOC) for partnering with our organisation towards the long-term development of Alexandra Township.
- Distell for the sponsorship of drinks.
Tour tickets will cost R450 and can be bought on the website: www.maboneng.com. Proceeds from the event will help build more gallery homes, pay the gallery homeowners, artists, curators and caterers. MTAE aims to refurbish their older gallery homes so their guests are always satisfied with the arts experience that they offer.


ABOUT MABONENG TOWNSHIP ARTS EXPERIENCE
The Maboneng Township Arts Experience is a 16 year old non-profit organisation based in Johannesburg and Cape Town. It turns homes in townships into art galleries. The organisation has supported local artists by giving them a platform to exhibit their work and has given unemployed community members in townships an opportunity to become entrepreneurs by making them gallery homeowners.

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Issued by Maboneng Township Arts Experience
For further information contact:
Ms Sally Mmowa

Tel: 011 026 1559
Email: accounts@maboneng.com
Website: www.maboneng.com