Grayscale Concepts presented the 6th edition of the “City Of Gold” Urban Art Festival in Johannesburg South Africa from 6th-13th October 2018. The aim of City Of Gold is to establish Johannesburg as a destination for graffiti and street artists from around the world and assist the development of the local graffiti/street art community. In addition to this the festival seeks to highlight the positive aspects of this art form as well as involving the general public to create a heightened awareness and appreciation for it. Various events took place at different locations in the city of Joburg which showcased the finest in both international and local artists. The individual events and mural projects seek to activate and enhance sites in the Johannesburg CBD that are often feared or forgotten by the city's inhabitants.
The individual elements that made up the week long festival included: An exhibition, large-scale mural projects, film-screenings, and street art tours. The 2018 edition's featured international artists included SOBEKCIS, MALAKKAI and MALIK.
Joburg citizens are thankful for the support received from the following sponsors: Montana Cans, Nissan South Africa, Excelsior Paints. Kwick Access Rentals, Once Youth Hotels, Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, Swiss Arts Council, Prime Art & Graphics, Academy Brushware and Past Experiences Tours.