Clarens is so well-known for its art and craft that it is often referred to as the Art Mecca of South Africa. And given that Clarens has over 20 galleries and that so many artists have chosen Clarens as their base, this is hardly surprising. Visitors are invited to do the Art Route, or simply stroll from gallery to gallery to enjoy the wide variety of artwork on offer. Many of the galleries and artists also offer courses. Aspiring artists can choose from a few hours of tuition in one of the local galleries or stay-over of a week of total immersion. Check our events page to find out more about courses on offer. Clarens offers aspiring artists a chance to explore a wide variety of media, find inspiration or simply have some fun.
More and more crafters are now making their home in Clarens, and you will find interesting articles – many of them made in Clarens – on offer in some of the shops. Crafts vary from leatherwork and glass work, to hand-made knives, candles and soft furnishings.
Clarens is an art-lovers paradise: spend the day browsing through the many art galleries – you’re bound to be inspired. The galleries have a wide range of South African artworks, and many well-known South African artists live and work in Clarens.
Click here to see the list of Galleries in Clarens
Click here to find out about Art courses in Clarens