The Parys Arts Festival will be the first-ever arts festival for Parys and the first in the country to traverse two provinces namely the Free State and North West provinces. The event will be held from the 29th March to the 15th April 2018 in Parys.

The festival aims to uplift local artists, highlight Parys as an art destination. Artworks and shows will be hosted by various venues throughout Parys to encourage tourism through this scenic area stretching along the banks of the majestic Vaal River.

The Parys Arts Festival will be unlike any other festival you may have experienced before. It’s a festival organised by artists (not businessmen) for artists and as such we aim to do things differently and hopefully more creatively!

The festival will include all art forms and aims to promote amongst others painting, sculpting, ceramics, dance, music, drama, theatre, photography and many more. Artists of all ages from school children to advanced solo artists will participate in the festival.

The Parys Kunste Korps (Art Corps) are using all available resources to further the local arts and provide an engaging exhibition of works to art lovers. Many excellent artists from all over South Africa will be represented at the festival.

“Parys is reclaiming its diverse art repertoire and the Parys artists are excited to put their beloved town back in the number one spot as the art capital of the Free State, says Deon TerBlanche (organiser.)

Over the duration of the festival an art-on-the-bank exhibition, a fully-fledged wine festival and a street pARTy will be incorporated along with various talks, demonstrations and workshops.


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