Within walking distance of the malls of Rosebank, 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. The first phase of Keyes Art Mile is the Trumpet building. An impressive contemporary space focused around local art and design galleries and showrooms, the building's vast atrium is curated as a gallery space. Upstairs there's a cluster of slick restaurants and bars, while chic design stores and cafés open out onto a street flanked by wild olive trees.
Art and designNeighbouring the Trumpet building, at the landmark Circa and Everard Read gallery impressive temporary exhibitions by leading South African artists await. Meanwhile inside the Trumpet building you'll find the futuristic TMRW Gallery (The Mixed Reality Workshop) where you can view contemporary art in a whole new light with interactive augmented reality and virtual reality exhibits that range from 'digital painting' to immersive VR films and SMAC Gallery where the focus is on edgy contemporary fine art, installation and photography exhibitions.
Fashion and design are also a big attraction with stores like Shelflife, who specialise in limited edition, rare and exclusive collectable sneakers by a range of cult brands and South African luxury accessories brand Okapi. For cutting edge interior design there's South African design store Anatomy and the eye-catching True Design which showcases iconic designs by brands like Kartell and Cassina, an Italian brand defined by its dedication to producing timeless modern classics by modernist masters such as Le Corbusier.