Keyes Art Mile

  19-21 Keyes Ave, Rosebank ,   Rosebank & The Parks         28 Feb 2023
Within walking distance of Rosebank's malls, at the corner of Jan Smuts and Jellicoe Avenues, is the start of Keyes Art Mile, an exciting development that has revitalised a formerly quiet street and created an art and design hub for the city.

Called The Trumpet building, Keyes Art Mile's landmark building is an impressive contemporary space focused around local art and design galleries and showrooms. The vast atrium here is curated as a gallery space and often hosts pop-up exhibitions. It's also where you'll find Studio Nxumalo, an independent gallery showing some of Joburg's edgiest artists. It's also the home of First Thursdays, a gallery night at the start of each month.

 Upstairs there's a cluster of slick restaurants and bars, while chic design stores, cafés and the Bkhz Gallery open out onto a street flanked by wild olive trees.

Neighbouring the Trumpet building, at the landmark Circa and Everard Read gallery impressive temporary exhibitions by leading South African artists await.
A sculpture outside Circa gallery at Keyes Art Mile
On any given day the rhombus-shaped Trumpet building is a busy space. At street level there's an American burger bar BGR, a coffee shop and Mini Kuro ice-cream parlour, spilling out onto the tree-lined pavement.

One floor up is Mesh Club, a sexy members-only club with its own chic cocktail bar, Mix Bar that is open to the public. A gorgeous artistic space filled with an impressive collection of contemporary art, Mix also offers superb views over the suburbs and is a fabulous place to enjoy sundowners. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights are themed event nights with everything from jazz to DJ sets on offer (see our events calendar for details). Finally, one floor beyond on the rooftop is the hidden Asian restaurant Momo Kuro, and David Higgs' ultra-swanky rooftop Marble grill restaurant

Take a walk through the parking lot, and you'll see a staircase leading to Joburg's favourite 24-hangout, The Pantry where pizza, soft serve and bubbly are all available any time of day or night.
Sunset at Mix Cocktail Bar at Keyes Art Mile
David Higgs' famous Marble restaurant at Keyes Art Mile
Get there with the Gautrain: Keyes Art Mile is a 10 minute walk from the Rosebank Gautrain station.


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Rosebank Gautrain station


Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 18:00.
During the Open City and Art Fair periods expected trading hours will include Sunday, August 28 and September 4 2022 from 10:00 - 16:00.

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Hi Kaedi, entrance to Keyes Art Mile is free and both SMAC Gallery and TMRW Gallery have artworks for sale

Is there a specific entrance fee? Will any of the art on display be for sale? I
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