Night of a 1000 Drawings will take place from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th March at Victoria Yards, Lorentzville.

The 1000 Drawings 2020 event is going to be the best yet! A weekend of ART, doing good, poetry, fashion, entertainment, friends and food.

Come through to Victoria Yards for the weekend and enjoy all that we have in store for adults and children.

The art sale will be held on Saturday between 17:00 – 18:00 with viewings of the art from Friday – plenty time to choose your favourite piece of art.

The rest of the weekend you can enjoy many fun activities; Craft workshops, live art sessions, poetry slam competitions, quiz sessions and an auction with a comedy twist.

Restaurants, food trucks, craft bars, dessert cafes, galleries, shops and a craft market for everyone to enjoy with live music, so come out for the day over the weekend.

The full days list of activities will be detailed closer to the event.

We can’t wait to spend the weekend with you doing good!

Click here for more details and the #1000D Festival of Art Line Up.


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Buy Tickets

Buy your tickets now and invite colleagues, friends and/or family too.


Become a Vendor at the Event

Contact us if you would like to exhibit or host an artisanal food outlet or a craft drink pub at the 1000 Drawings 2020 event.

Volunteer for the Event

Become a volunteer and we will gladly welcome you to our growing support team for this empowerment project.



A weekend of ART, doing good, poetry, fashion, entertainment, friends and food.


In 2006, when the Paballo Ya Batho delivery vehicle was stolen, Felix Falkenberger and David Quan Chong, who served as volunteers at the time, came up with the concept of Night of a 1000 Drawings to raise funds to replace the vehicle. While in the planning phases, a bakkie was donated but everybody agreed to continue with 1000 Drawings as the project started gaining momentum.  Friend and event organiser Kelly McGillkivray was roped in to pull together this unique inner-city art exhibition.

In South Africa many underprivledged youth battle with access to a good quality education due to circumstances beyond their control and art can be the change for many…

All the public art is collected after months of drawing, sketching, painting, photographing and scribbling and are then hung in a massive inner-city art exhibition. Everyone is then encouraged to come to the exhibition and buy art for R150 knowing they will be making a difference. You can get your hands on a one-of-a-kind, original piece for you to enjoy!

In 2019, the doodles of many have helped raise R150 0000 for our chosen non-profit organisation partners who are supporting the youth of South Africa in a practicle and tangible way.


All the details and #1000D Festival of Art Line Up.


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