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Art galleries, art museums, and to just enjoy theatre, East London is known for its Art and vast theatre plays which will you with endless choices and tons of fun for friends and/or loved ones. If you are planning your next outing or should your next holiday be a staycation, then we’ve got a load of suggestions for you to check out the Arts & Culture in East London and surrounding areas. These include the best places to enjoy art pieces, have a fun outing and enjoy East London's arts & culture and more which they are in no particular order! 


1) Vincent Art Gallery

Our art is classic, young, established and it contemporizes the past, present and the future.

The team is headed by Rene Goosen, whom is passionate about art, culture and freshly ground coffee.

For the collectors of South African art, the gallery houses an exceptional collection of fine arts, sculptures, blown glass, ceramics, exclusive jewelry and decor items.

Our pride and joy (only to mention a few) are artists such as J.H. Pierneef, Gabriel de Jongh, Christo Coetzee, Christiaan Nice, Frans Claerhout, Amos Langdown, Gregoire Boonzaaier as well as works by Duggie du Toit, Jean Hendricks, Este Mostert, Shany van den Burgh, Anton Smith, Johan Smith, Dale Elliot, Michael Heyns and many more.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/sQarTgzrRCHoK7AV9​

Contact: 043 722 1471

Website: http://www.vincentartgallery.co.za/​

2) Driftwood Studios

Driftwood Studios is an art studio and gallery with accommodation where sculptor George Kockott lives and works. It overlooks the coastal dune forest at Rainbow Valley, nr East London, South Africa. Just a short walk to the sea and surf, this is a beautiful natural environment to stay on holiday, business, or take up an artist residency. The gallery and accommodation are product 74 on the Wild Coast Jikeleza Route. Enquire on availability, giving preferred dates, numbers of adults and any children under 12.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/a4GJJyYhPGmooCoN6​

Contact: 043 737 4431

Website: https://www.driftwoodstudios.co.za/​

3) Art Versatile

Art Versatile is about creating definitive spaces for evocative African art. Founded in 2008 by Litha Ncokazi, a practicing visual artist and entrepreneur with vast university lecturing experience, Art Versatile is a value driven art and design establishment based in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province in the coastal town of East London. An Art Versatile product is a product which tells a story of the South African people’s rich and diverse cultures. It tells a story of the endearing African people’s philanthropy and their values of Ubuntu. It is a product which embodies our promise of offering evocative African art experience, allowing you to participate in a typical Art Versatile creative process of designing, creating and packaging artwork of premium quality and international standard.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/f495Lwhz44gGyTcg6

Contact: 073 836 5552

Website: http://artversatile.co.za/​

4) Ann Bryant Art Gallery

The Ann Bryant Gallery is an absolute must for anyone wishing to acquire contemporary African Art, but even if buying isn’t in the budget, a walk through the Ann Bryant collection will most certainly alter your perception of South Africa and South Africans across culture and through the past century.

The permanent collection began in the early century by Mrs Ann Bryant who bequeathed the beautiful Edwardian gallery building, built in 1905, to the city of East London in the 1940’s, complete with artworks she had collected over a period of 20 years. There are now over 350 pieces, with the City of East London endeavouring to add to it each year.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/UZmhNEpyYeb3r1ft6
Contact: 043 722 4044
Website: www.annbryant.co.za

5) Guild Theatre

The East London Guild Theatre is a dynamic playhouse facility, producing and presenting performing arts in Buffalo City, Eastern Cape. The Guild Theatre has been home to some of South Africa’s leading artists and emerging local performers, as well as several international acts, since 1962.

Situated in the heart of East London, Eastern Cape, this well-loved theatre serves a community of over 800 000.

The theatre, which is fully equipped and has experienced staff, attracts a loyal and enthusiastic audience drawn from all segments of the population.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/jUKJucXTcFSaR9Ra8​
Contact: 043 743 0704  /  081 746 3387
Website: http://www.guildtheatre.co.za/