The Clarens Arts Festival, an annual gala of the arts, is delighted to announce its third edition to be held from May 1-5, 2024. Set in the scenic mountain village of Clarens in the Free State of South Africa, this event promises to be a cultural extravaganza.
Lisa Woollacott, the Festival Director, sums it up perfectly: “The Clarens Arts Festival is not just an event; it’s a celebration of gifted artists and authors. We can’t contain our excitement as we invite people from all walks of life to join us this autumn for a one-of-a-kind, immersive arts experience. With growing local and international acclaim, our festival provides a stage for artists to flaunt their skills and connect intimately with their audience. Amidst the awe-inspiring autumn beauty of Clarens, this event is a harmonious blend of art and nature, unlike any other.”
The Clarens Arts Festival has become one of the must-attend events in the region. While the full line-up of renowned local and international artists and authors is yet to be announced, attendees can expect a diverse range of performances and exhibitions that cater to all tastes. From thought-provoking visual art installations and captivating performances to stimulating literary discussions, the Clarens Arts Festival promises to be a feast for the senses.
As a non-profit organization, a major component of the Clarens Arts Festival is to uplift the local community, particularly the youth, through various initiatives focused on creativity and the arts.
“Our mission extends to the children of Clarens, exposing them to the world of creative arts, fostering social and cultural growth in our cherished village. By doing so, the festival not only provides a platform for artistic expression but also ensures that the flames of artistic passion continue to burn bright,” says Lisa.
As we count down the days to this extraordinary event, we encourage everyone to save the date and prepare for an unforgettable journey into the world of arts; ticket sales will launch in March.
So, mark your calendars for May 1-5, 2024, and prepare to be inspired.
For more information about the festival, please visit our website or follow us on our social media channels.