Art Activities

Art is well represented in our village with well over 20 galleries showcasing the best of the best.  Franschhoek is also home to a number of talented South African artists and you are even able to indulge in art classes with professional artists in groups sessions or one-on-one.  

 Why not book an Art Tour and visit the galleries that most interest you in the village, visit 2 of the local artists at their studios and end off your tour at the beautiful galleries on the wine farms with famous South African art work and a High-tea thrown in.

Art in the Village

Franschhoek is well known for its many art galleries and resident artists.  Join us for one of our art activities.
Andrea Desmond-Smith


Art & Artists in Franschhoek
We visit some of the art galleries in the village which offer a vast variety of art representing artists from all walks of life.  Whether you're in to classical, abstract or modern; ink, acrylic or pastel; portraits, landscapes or sculptures; you will find it on our main road.  We visit a couple of local artists in their studios to chat with them about what inspires them and view their work and then venture out of the village to some amazing galleries on the surrounding wine farms. A truly immersive art tour not to be missed.

RATE:  Valid until 31Mar20
R650.00 per adult
R300.00 per child under 13


by Andrea Desmond-Smith
From 7th January 2020, Andrea  Desmond-Smith is once again offering her personalised art classes at her home in the Salamander Lounge which is situated at her Artemis Estate.  This expansive estate boasts the most stunning indigenous garden, loving created from nothing by Andrea and her late husband Kobus. The view of the Franschhoek Valley is second to none and will provide wonderful inspiration for your art work.

The classes will run every Tuesday from 9.30am to 12.30pm. 
Cost: R250 a month.

Easels, tables, refreshments and music will be provided.
The aim is for people of similar interest to get together and exchange ideas and inspiration. The Art Lounge is facilitated by  Andrea, who will help with problems and techniques if requested.

Andrea is a graduate of Michaelis School of Art, Cape Town and has taught, painted and exhibited for many years.