Prince Albert Open Studios

ALL ROADS TO PRINCE ALBERT INCLUDING THE SWARTBERG PASS AND MEIRINGS POORT (FROM 5PM 13.6.2024) ARE OPEN!

The rest rooms on Meriringspoort will remain closed due to damage. Travelling through Meiringspoort and the Swartberg Pass must be done at lowered speed and with utmost caution


During the Prince Albert Open Studios event, local artists in Prince Albert graciously invite the public to take a peek inside their creative sanctuaries. To guide visitors to the right places, distinctive Blue A-frame boards are scattered throughout the town, signaling the locations of approximately 30 artist’s home studios and exhibitions. From painting and sculpture to mixed media and photography, the eclectic display of artistic works on offer guarantees visitors an exciting and diverse visual experience.



Nestled amidst the scenic Karoo region, the charming town of Prince Albert has earned a reputation as a breeding ground for inspiration and innovative creativity. It’s almost as if there’s something in the air that attracts a disproportionate number of artists, free spirits, and visionaries to this special place. That’s why the Prince Albert Open Studios event, launched by celebrated printmaker Joshua Miles and his wife Angela in 2017, has quickly become a beloved fixture on the local calendar.

During this unique event, talented local artists throw open their studio doors to the public, providing a platform for their art and creative process. This intimate setting allows them to connect with a wider audience while adding a personal touch to the art-buying experience. Many visitors have commented on how much they appreciate the chance to meet the artists and see their workspace up close. For the artists, it’s a chance to gain valuable feedback from potential buyers and see their creations through fresh eyes.

Prince Albert Open Studios is a rare opportunity for art lovers, investors, and fellow creatives to gain exclusive access to the inner sanctum of artistic talent. Explore the hallowed creative spaces where the magic of materials and inspiration collide and engage in one-on-one conversations with the artists themselves. Discover the stories behind the artwork, the techniques that bring them to life, and the heartfelt passion that drives each and every creation.