Help our Event Get an OK on Noise Exemption

In order for an event our nature to take place in Obs, and in terms of City of Cape Town bylaws, every year’s event since our first in 2015 has required that our event team seek an OK from residents who live within a 100m radius of any amplified sound. As a community-based organisation that exists only with the support and assistance of residents and business owners in Obs, our team walks the streets, knocks on doors and drops off forms to obtain that OK in the form of signatures… Read More »Help our Event Get an OK on Noise Exemption

Sign up, Step up & Participate!

  To raise our event, run it and then pack it all away takes a small army of helping hands – and as we’re now just weeks away from our event date, it’s time to start wrangling our volunteers and get everyone ready to leap into action over our event period! There are a wide range of ways you can get involved in our event – and all of them are loads of fun. From helping move artworks into place, or distributing our event guide on the day, and on… Read More »Sign up, Step up & Participate!

New Year, New Design!

If it’s September, it must mean that our team are already beavering away in the background – plotting, planning scheming and dreaming of this year’s event. And that’s definitely the case, as we’ve been rather busy already, meeting with civic organisations such as Obsid and having discussions with the Obs Civic Association, and other stakeholders, as we tool up for our annual rollout of announcements. Our communications team has also been busy, and it’s with a generous serving of pride that we can now officially release our brand-new Streetopia identity,… Read More »New Year, New Design!

Streetopia Legacy Project – Invitation to Contribute

UPDATE: The deadline for proposals has been extended to Tuesday 14th August 2018 As part of its ongoing legacy project, every year’s Streetopia event leaves some permanent works of art in Observatory – and an opportunity is available for you or anyone else to be involved in making a difference to the civic art landscape in Obs. This year, funds have been specially allocated to leave behind several civic/public art works. To this end, we’re looking for proposals for specific sites (see more detail below) and three categories of works:… Read More »Streetopia Legacy Project – Invitation to Contribute


The wheel of the year is turning, and as we all breathe a collective sigh of relief at the downpours of welcome rain, our event team are already planning Streetopia 2018. Obviously, because the entire event is open to you and your creative contributions, performances and public art, not even our team know what this year’s event will look like. But what we do know is that the date for us all to get dressed up and gather again is Saturday December 1st! We look forward to seeing the Obs… Read More »2018 DATE CONFIRMED!

2017 Event Guide

Here it is folks – this year’s event guide! To download and print your own copy (or to view the zoomable PDF version), simply click on the image below. If you would like to pick up copies on the day, look out for them on lamp posts around the event area, or pop into one of our Supporter businesses, who will also have copies available. NOTE: the document is designed to be printed at A4, folded to an A5 8-page mini-newspaper. Please also note that all content is subject to… Read More »2017 Event Guide