Art.b is a community-orientated grouping open to new ideas and supportive of established and emerging artists from all cultural backgrounds. Through its art gallery in Bellville, it creates a platform for local visual artists to raise public awareness of art.
The venue consists of a main gallery and vestibule. The combined exhibition space is approximately 420 m², offering excellent natural and electrical light. The art centre provides for various disciplines, including pottery, drawing, painting, photography and life drawing classes. It also caters for disadvantaged and disabled learners.
For almost 60 years, the gallery and art centre have served as a hub for cultural activities, offering art exhibitions of high standing, such as the Absa L’Atelier, workshops, art classes and music concerts.
The gallery is maintained and managed with the support of the City of Cape Town.