What started out as a surprise visit to my friend’s start-up turned into an exploration of Victoria Yards and all its wonders.
It surfaces like an oasis in the rubble that is the inner city. Victoria Yards is an incubator for entrepreneurs and start-ups from all over Johanesburg. From painters to jewelery makers, bookbinders to photographers, a fish and chips joint and even a gin distiller all in one place!
Brian Green, a property developer who also developed 44 Stanley saw fit to use this space for the surrounding community who have business and passions in the arts. People who are still honing their craft use the space and pay rent according to how much they make. Once their business takes off, they then pay rent in full.
On the first Sunday of every month, this inner city space comes alive with food vendors, craft beers and a farmer’s market. The artists’ galleries are open creating a lovely family atmosphere.
I’m sad that I couldn’t see my friend on this day, but was very happy to have met some of the artists working in this space and to see the work that they are doing. I’m really looking forward to the next market day!
So, if you enjoy these types of adventures, then Victoria Yards is the place for you! I’ll see you on the first Sunday of October!
Thank you for popping in today! It’s always great to have you here😘 have a beautiful week! I’ll see you on Wednesday.