Enjoy this self-guided tour in the village of Wakkerstroom.
Visit local artists and crafts people in their studios, or see their work in the galleries.
Workshops can be booked throughout the weekend
Known as the "Jewel of Mpumalanga", the village of Wakkerstroom is home to many artists and craftspeople, both professional and amateur.
On Friday 15th June, the ramble starts with a bit of mystery, with a craft breakfast at which a meal will be served and participants will get to indulge in a fun craft. The official
opening is at 17h30 at Ijuba Gallery, at which guest artist Jan Tshikuthula will be present. All are welcome. There will be a 22-metre-long fire pit and lots of food and drink stalls
to keep you warm! Art & Craft exhibitors from near and far will show and sell their wares from various shops and venues
around the village until Sunday 17th June. A prize-giving will take place on Saturday at 16h30, followed by a "Paint 'n Wine" night. Local artists will also be working and displaying art
from their own home studios. Look out for the red flags at participating venues!
There are courses and demonstrations to be booked and lots to inspire you … including a photographic birding outing to woodworking and bread and cheese making, lace knitting, cartooning, perspective and still live drawing, paint techniques and abstract art courses.
We look forward to a fantastic weekend for all.
Maps and details of times and venues of the various events will be available in the village and will be able to be downloaded from this website from the 12th June or can be got from the organisers on 083 452 3363 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In June, visitors can enjoy the sunny winter landscape during the day, and cuddle up in front of cozy fires in the evenings. Famous for its bird life, this charmling little village is just a three-hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, and five hours from Durban. It is safe, beautiful and unpolluted, and draws day trippers from the nearby towns of Standerton, Secunda, Ermelo, Bethal, Middleburg, Piet Retief, Paul Pietersburg, Vryheid, Luneburg, Volksrust, Vrede, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Memel, Dundee, Ladysmith, Glencoe and Newcastle.
As far as possible, the programme has been designed so that you can either follow a planned route each day, or pick and choose what you'd like to do in a less formal way.
Some venues will be open all the time, while others will be available only at specific times for specific demonstrations or courses.
Either way, you can come for the day or come for the weekend.
If you are an artist or craftsperson, or you sell arts or crafts supplies, and you'd like to exhibit, sell, demonstrate or teach, please get in touch via the exhibitor
Things to be aware of are: