The town of Clarens in the Free State is a land of beauty.This town is blessed with a unique and outstanding landscape surrounded by mountains and scenic beauty not seen anywhere in the country.The tranquil village ambience combined with scenic views and a mild climate have made this town a popular getaway for many people.While the Clarens landscape is one to die for, Clarens enjoys a good reputation in the area of art and craft.

Clarens is an artists haven with many well known artists either living in or frequenting the village. It is for this reason that Clarens is popularly referred to as the Art Mecca. Boasting of approximately 20 galleries,visitors to the art mecca can enjoy the Art Route or simply stroll from gallery to gallery to enjoy the wide variety of artwork on offer. Some of the crafts you can look forward to enjoying include leather work, glass work, hand made knives and soft furnishings.

Artists will also be glad to learn that there are opportunities to learn because many of the galleries and artists offer courses. As an aspiring artist, you are offered a chance to explore a wide variety of media which stimulates inspiration.

Clarens is truly living up to being the Art Mecca in South Africa.


Art is quite often a representation of reality represented through expression, communication of emotion and this involves imaginative or technical skill.Wine on the other hand is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits.The town of Clarens in the Free State has offers the two at one venue.

Art and Wine gallery is a venue that which offers art and wine lovers the best opportunity to experience the widest range of top quality wine and unique artwork by established artists at the best prices.

Covering a radius of 439 square meters with beautiful mountain views,visitors get a chance to see art works by well known artists like Gregoire Boonzaier, J.H, Pierneef, Piter van der Westuizen, Aviva Maree, Erik Laubscher and many others.There is also a wide variety of selected wines from the best Wine Estates.
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Art is a process which quite often develops in series to be enjoyed by a diverse community. Artefunto contemporary art galleries in the heart of Clarens is one such artistic location whose existence is formed around artistic series.The ideas that form the foundation for a series develop from personal experience into broader thoughts about the rich African culture and a healthy fusion with Eastern philosophy.

Situated within the Maluti Mountains near Golden Gate, this art gallery thrives around the idea of experimenting with various materials. As the original impetus changes or techniques evolve, new possibilities are uncovered.This approach to creation is a strategy that suits the owners lifestyle and personality while keeping the creative juices flowing.With this kind of approach, clients are always assured of something different and unique.

Clients at Artefunto have attested to the depth and detail of the artwork.Visiting Artefunto should certainly be part of the plan when you visit Clarens.
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