Apart from being the Mother City, Cape Town is also the mother of all things art. 

Cape Town literally has an abundance of art galleries – ranging from ones that cover international work, some which showcase up-and-coming artists, some who cover established artists and some who are in between.

People tend to think entrance into art galleries is super expensive, but guess what? Entrance is either free or super cheap in most art galleries! Now strap on your seat-belts, TrendE is taking you on a ride to some of our favorite art galleries.

1. World Art

Worldart is a small art gallery on Church Street in the Cape Town CBD. It has showcased some of the country’s best young talent. They mostly feature local street and urban pieces, holding regular events and artist showcases.

Two art installations in a gallery
Via World Art

Location & Phone : 

54 Church Street, Cape Town, +27 (0)21 423 3075

2. The Cape Gallery

Also located on Church Street is The Cape Gallery. It is one of the oldest galleries in Cape Town. The Cape Gallery is mostly showcasing classic sculptures which are of African culture and identity. They also showcase on artist at a time.

art gallery entrance
The Cape Gallery

Location & Phone

60 Church Street, Cape Town, +27 (0)21 423 5309

3. 34FineArt

34FineArt showcases the finest artwork by the country’s best local artists. They also showcase international artists, but this is usually to fill up empty spaces at the gallery. The displayed art is of many different genres, is thought provoking and entertaining.

People standing in a gallery 34 fine art cape town

Location & Phone 

160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, +27 (0)21 461 1863

4. Goodman Gallery

Goodman gallery
via goodman-gallery.com

This is Cape Towns version of The Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. Similarly to it’s sister up north, it focuses on contemporary African art. The work displayed is mostly by South African and African artists. However, international work with an African twist is also featured.

Location & Phone

176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, +27 (0)21 462 7573

5. Art it is

Last but not least, Art It Is may be small, but trust us, you’ll never miss it! Upon entering, you are instantly greeted by their exterior – which is full of vibrant yellow cones, poking out from it’s walls, setting the creative tone for what lies within. They are mostly focused on local art, paintings, photography, print and so much more by young talent.

graffiti art cape town

Find them here:

76 Albert Road, Woodstock.

+27 (0)83 635 7744


Now if you love the finer things in life and you have a good eye for art, we suggest you visit these amazing galleries for a good time and some thought provoking artwork.

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