Launched by DJs Kenzhero and Bradley Williams in winter 2018, the effortlessly cool bar, eatery and gallery The Artivist on Braamfontein's Reserve Street appeals to the typically youthful neighbourhood's post-student, young professional crowd with excellent cocktails and morning pick-me-up fruit juices, an art gallery and a truly excellent bistro menu.
The Artivist's floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto Braamfontein's beautifully reimagined Reserve Street, an exciting new precinct in the neighbourhood which was due to have its grand official launch in autumn 2020. Meanwhile downstairs is Untitled Basement, another separate cocktail bar and events space, used for private parties and concerts hosted by The Artivist's DJ owners.
As The Artivist is currently closed due to the nationwide lockdown, the venue is calling on its patrons to support their staff, many of whom rely heavily on tips, who won't be able to work during the lockdown. Find out how you can support them here.
ABOUT THE ARTIVIST PLAYLIST
"The artists chosen for this playlist are fellow artist and DJs who are all incredible performers and artists of our time. They are artists who we have built a strong relationship with and have had the privilege to have perform at our space Untitled Basement and The Artivist.
This playlist is also a dedication of solidarity at a time like this to them from us as fellow creatives. The selection was not done by measure of success or anything. It's random. And this list is not even half of the talent we've worked with. With all the performers who have come to Untitled Basement and The Artivist we could end up with more than 10 volumes of this playlist!"