Things To Do in MabonengMaboneng Arts On Main
Where? Arts on Main, 264 Fox St (Cnr Berea Rd), Maboneng, Johannesburg.
When? Open daily.
How much? Free to browse
The Maboneng Precinct is one of Johannesburg’s districts that are seeing major development and change. It is also home to the Arts on Main market, which is held every Sunday, from 10h00 to 15h00, and promises locals and visitors a real taste of the Gauteng Province and South Africa as a whole.
Arts on Main is situated on the corner of Berea Road and Fox Street and provides a laid-back ambience in which visitors can enjoy the creativity and innovation of Johannesburg-based creatives. Those manning the stalls come from all over the City of Gold, and are happy to engage with local shoppers and share their inspiration. The stalls include a range of food- and design-centric items, making for a fun and varied market experience.
The focus of Arts on Main is on learning about and living a sustainable life. It lures young creatives that are passionate about green and naturally-produced goods. Food forms a major part of the offering of this market and hungry visitors can look forward to sampling and buying amazing organic produce, home-baked fare, fresh juices, sushi, South African produce and exotic flavours. Craft beers add a little something special to the market.
Of course, local designers also come from far and wide to exhibit their awesome goods. These range from leather pieces, jewellery, clothing, designer pieces and vintage-style favourites.
The space in which exhibitors are able to sell their goods is eclectic. Having been built in the early 1900’s, the warehouse has since been renovated. This gives it an air of old-world industry combined with modern design. The entire ground-floor space is dedicated to food and local produce, while the clothing and design items can be found upstairs.
Local urban rejuvenation combines with a central location to ensure that Moboneng’s Arts on Main provides one of the hippest market attractions in Johannesburg.