The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) once again welcomes the return of its two annual lifestyle events on 26 and 27 November 2022.
The events, THIS IS ART and The Gift Fair will run concurrently at the CTICC as they attract a similar audience and allow visitors to enjoy some early festive season shopping. The Gift Fair, in its third year, promises to host a wide variety of local entrepreneurs, showcasing gifts and selling arts and crafts, books and games, health and beauty, jewellery, and stationery and various consumables.
THIS IS ART, in its second year, is aimed at promoting local and emerging artists and their work, ranging from multimedia and installations, conceptual and textile art, ceramics and drawings, to photography, printmaking, sculpture and painting.
“Both shows are unique as they offer the smaller local entrepreneur and artist the ability to showcase and sell their products in a very professional, beautiful and iconic pace and reach a larger target audience,” says Lillian Hlabangane, CTICC’s head of sales.
“At the CTICC, we contribute significantly to the Western Cape economy. We value the endeavours of all our small businesses and creatives and by providing a platform at these type of events, it helps them to generate an income and grow their operation. This in turn contributes to increasing job security and playing a part in economic development and recovery.
“These two shows tick all these boxes and it’s great to see the excitement of artists and entrepreneurs alike present their much loved creations and products to the public. In addition, both events highlight South African talent and encourages everyone to buy local,” she adds.