artEC – The Epsac Community Art Centre

artEC is a community art centre, which houses two galleries and art studios. Ideally situated in central Port Elizabeth, artEC embraces all artists in the Eastern Cape and offers a platform from which they can network and market their work. They are committed to providing educational opportunities that leads to improving the standard of Eastern Cape art, and raising awareness of visual art amongst the public.

Exhibitions are held regularly, on a two to three week basis. The centre also holds regular workshops and music or poetry evenings.

Gallery times:

Monday to Friday: 09h00 to 16h00

Saturday: 09h00 to 13h00

Closed Sunday and Public Holidays

artEC Gallery Shop:

Monday to Friday: 10h00 to 13h00 or by appointment.

Credit-card facilities are available.


36 Bird Street, Central, Port Elizabeth


Phone: 041 585 3641

Fax: 086 274 7708


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