The Night of a Thousand Drawings has become an important annual charity event on Hermanus’s social calendar. The First Fridays galleries that coordinate and host the evening put many hours of work into collecting the artworks and staging the event itself. As a result of their efforts, hundreds of thousands of Rands have been donated to many Hermanus-based charities over the years and the galleries take great pride in the contribution this makes to the wider community.

There is no doubt that 2020 has brought with it many unforeseen challenges and has temporarily changed many aspects of daily life. In line with this new reality, and with great regret, the Hermanus First Fridays galleries have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Night of a Thousand Drawings, due to have taken place on 4 December.

After much deliberation, it was felt that it would be irresponsible to host an evening where hundreds of people gather, particularly so soon before Christmas when families are hoping to spend time together. The unprecedented circumstances that forced this decision will pass and the time will come when the galleries will be able to host Night of a Thousand Drawings and crowds of excited art buyers will once again throng the streets of Hermanus.

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