Solo Studios 2018 Riebeek Valley Artists

Following the resounding success of the inaugural event in 2016, Solo Studios has become an annual event on the South African arts calendar.

Hosted in and around the towns of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West, Solo Studios is a collaboration between artists, art curators and galleries based in the area, and has been created to provide an opportunity for art collectors to visit artists in their studios to view and purchase their art. Mostly private and reclusive, the artists invite the fraternity into their personal realm for a rare intimate encounter.

16 Artists + 4 Galleries +  Creative Activities & Events

Solo Studios was conceptualised to be an intimate, personal and exclusive art encounter that allows people the rare opportunity to meet acclaimed artists in their, otherwise, very private spaces.

It is not another ‘Arts Festival’. You will not find a flea market or beer tents at Solo Studios, for example. We are welcoming visitors to experience our village life as it normally exists, but with just a little extra zing, and of course the very rare opportunity to enter the personal realm of our colony of acclaimed artists. Klaus Piprek, event founder & organiser.

The 2018 event takes place over an extended long weekend, Thursday 9 August being Women’s Day. Potential visitors are therefore encouraged to book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Accommodation would also need to be secured well in advance for the long weekend. Visit for accommodation choices.

Video of artists collaborating in an unique event to promote the 2018 event. See more on the We Live Here page.

Art Times Article

South African Art Times featured Solo Studios in the July 2018 edition. Read the article here.



Solo Studios is privileged to have Michelle Constant as the official patron of the 2018 event. CEO of Business and Arts South Africa, this accomplished personality in the South African art world will conduct the official opening and also deliver a talk on Business and Arts South Africa.


Based in Riebeek Kasteel, the core focus of the project is to provide quality music education to young people in the Western Cape, with a particular focus on youth in under-developed communities and 'youth-at-risk'. Solo Studios 2018 aims to contribute financially towards the tertiary studies of 3 talented local musicians.


Klaus Piprek  • 074 209 6838  •