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The CTICC goes all out to support local creatives and entrepreneurs this festive season

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) once again welcomes the return of its two successful annual lifestyle events on Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th November 2022 that invite visitors to shop local and support entrepreneurs and artists.  

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 attend both events on the same day and 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 delicious 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.

Artists are provided with space to setup mini exhibitions, as well as pop-up art studios and interesting workshops, which provide art enthusiasts, gallerists and buyers with a unique look into the creative process and an opportunity to commission work from fresh talent that catches their eye.  

“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 space 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.

The cost of a ticket is R30, which entitles visitors to attend both events and only pay for one. Children under 12 enter for free.  


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Issued by: Media Office, Cape Town International Convention Centre 

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