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City of Gold Urban Art Festival 2015

This years City of Gold Urban Art Festival kicks off off on the 4th of October in Johannesburg. In it’s milestone 5th edition, this graffiti and street art event will feature international contemporaries Adnate (Australia), Above (USA), Mediah (Canada) and Solo One (UK), as well as local stalwarts Bias, Breeze, Curio, Falko, Jestr, Love, Mars, Myza, Rasty, Rekso, Tyke and Zesta.

Grayscale Concepts is proud to present a milestone 5th edition of the City of Gold Urban Art Festival in 2015. The aim of City of Gold is to assist the growth of the local street art community by establishing Johannesburg as a destination for urban artists from around the world. The festival aims to provide a platform for exchange and interaction between local and international artists and gives younger developing artists invaluable inspiration and skills.

City of Gold Urban Art Festival provides the local scene with the cultural and creative exchange it needs, while at the same time adding a beautiful aesthetic to the urban environment, both of which play a crucial role in urban regeneration. The individual events and mural projects will attempt to activate and enhance public sites in the Johannesburg CBD and highlight the positive aspects of this art form by showcasing the finest in both international and local graffiti. The week long festival includes mural projects spanning the Johannesburg CBD, walking street art tours, and two graffiti exhibitions.

4 OCTOBER (SUNDAY)
City of Gold Urban Art Festival 2015 Launch Exhibition opening & live painting (1pm - 8pm) at Bjala (Entrance on Gus Street, Jeppestown)
Walking Tour Jeppestown with Past Experiences (2:30pm - 4pm)

5 OCTOBER (MONDAY)
Mural Day 1

6 OCTOBER (TUESDAY)
Mural Day 2

7 OCTOBER (WEDNESDAY)
Mural Day 3
Driving Tour for press (10am - 12pm)
Walking Tour Jeppestown with Past Experiences (2pm - 3:30/4pm)

8 OCTOBER (THURSDAY)
Mural Day 4
Walking Tour for learners/schools Newtown with Past Experiences (2:30pm - 4pm)
Walking Tour Braamfontein with Past Experiences finishing at Grayscale Gallery for Mars exhibition opening (6pm - 7pm)
Exhibition Opening at Grayscale Gallery - Vivacity a solo exhibition by Mars

9 OCTOBER (FRIDAY)
Mural Day 5

10 OCTOBER (SATURDAY) Final day of the festival
Doodle Day at Bjala (1pm - 8pm)
Driving Tour for press (10am - 12pm)
Walking Tour Jeppestown with Past Experiences (2pm - 3:30pm)
Closing party on Bjala rooftop afternoon until late

FOLLOW CITY OF GOLD FESTIVAL:

WEB: www.cityofgoldfestival.co.za
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/cityofgoldfestival
INSTAGRAM: @cityofgoldfestival

CONTACT INFO:

Taryn Hackett
City of Gold Urban Art Festival
+27 (0) 74 222 2384
taryn.hackett@gmail.com

OR

Rasty
City of Gold Urban Art Festival
+27 (0) 82 508 0662
rasty@pressurecontrol.co.za

Grayscale Store & Gallery
33 De Korte Street
Braamfontein
Johannesburg, South Africa

>> Previous edition highlights HERE and HERE.