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Artists under the Sun has moved to the second weekend (12th and 13th) of September. Get down to Zoo Lake for SA's largest outdoor art exhibition.

Zanda Mlambo
Zanda Mlambo, who works with metal and brass sheets and nails, exhibits her art at Artists under the Sun.

For over 50 years, Artists under the Sun has been giving Joburgers the opportunity to get out in the open and enjoy the largest outdoor art exhibition of its kind in South Africa.

On the first weekend of every month, over 100 artists display around 1 000 of their works on the rolling green lawns of Zoo Lake, in the section between Jan Smuts Avenue, Westwold Way and Princess of Wales Terrace.

  • New date for September 2015: Artists under the Sun has moved to the second weekend (12th and 13th) of September.

There's no entrance fee, free and safe parking is readily available, and visitors can view the art as they stroll about, chat with the artists about their work, enjoy their own picnic, or stroll down to the Lake for a boat ride or a meal at Moyo Restaurant.

"What is so special about Artists Under the Sun is that the public can deal directly with the artists and find out what makes them tick, what inspired a particular artwork, and what techniques they used to make it," says Artists under the Sun secretary Val Landau.

The artworks include paintings and sculptures in all media, ranging across all styles from abstract to impressionist, by both amateur and professional artists.

Enjoy Artists under the Sun at Zoo Lake
One of the widest range of mediums and styles of art you'll find - under no roof.

The organisation provides a platform for emerging talent, holding a selection weekend twice a year during which a five-person panel selects new members. "Many of our South African artists had their humble beginnings at Artists under the Sun," says Landau.

Artists under the Sun is a non-profit organisation, deriving its revenue from annual subscriptions and a 10 percent commission on sales.

Exhibitions take place on the first Saturday and Sunday of every month - unless there is a clash with another event in the area - between 8:30 and 4:30.

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