ArtKaroo features art of the Karoo, painted by artists in the Karoo, inspired by the Karoo.
The ArtKaroo gallery was born out of the need to showcase the remarkable talent this semi-desert, majestic area draws, some internationally acclaimed and others emerging. Artist’s work that has been available elsewhere, but not here in the Karoo, can now be viewed in Oudtshoorn.
The gallery is housed in a beautifully renovated sandstone cottage, typical of the area. The involvement and support of the Oudtshoorn community has been instrumental in the gallery’s success. ArtKaroo was conceived by a group of local artists; it thrives on their sense of ownership and participation. Fortunate in its association with established artists whose work is displayed around the world, the gallery nurtures and supports young artists, emerging artists, always searching for new local talent. Regular sketching sessions, open to the public, are held at the gallery.
A participant in the Klein Karoo Klassique and the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, the gallery also holds exhibitions throughout the year. Visit news@Artkaroo to find out what is happening. The ArtKaroo Cafe is fully licensed and serves beverages.
Guests, friends, fellow artists, are invited to experience the warm ambience and culinary hospitality ArtKaroo offers. Spend time contemplating Karoo life depicted by artists of the Karoo in comfortable and beautiful surroundings. Enjoy the growing collection of authentic Karoo fine art. Meet the patron and owner of the gallery, Dr Janet Dixon, herself an artist and a child of the Karoo.