Things To Do in KnysnaSally Bekker Art Gallery
Where? Shop 23, Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna, Garden Route
When? Daily from 09h00 to 17h00.
How? Call +27 (0)82 342-3943
How much? Free to browse
Knysna is a small coastal town with a big tourist offering. It is beautiful and bustling, with gorgeous natural areas, fantastic shopping and prime photographic opportunities, all nestled along the splendour of the Garden Route in the Western Cape.
The Sally Bekker Art Gallery is one of Knysna’s little gems, and is situated in the historical Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, just off Marine Drive. Sally, the namesake and owner of the gallery, is a renowned local artist who favours oil and watercolour paints for her gorgeous pieces. In appreciation of her idyllic surrounds, Sally tends to produce landscapes and seascapes, inspired by the mountains, forests and the endless blue of the Indian Ocean around her.
Sally conducts art classes for beginners and advanced painters alike, giving them insights and allowing them easy access to all of the tools and materials that they need. She also conducts demonstrations on Fridays from 11h00 to 13h00, and art enthusiasts are invited to come along and watch her work, gleaning tips and inspiration.
The Woodmill Lane centre has an open-air piazza, making it light and breezy, while it exudes a really laid-back character. It has dozens of shops, speciality stores, retail chains and restaurants, as well as a fun place for children to play. Woodmill Lane is only a short distance from the Waterfront.