Founded in 2008 by Litha Ncokazi, a practicing visual artist and entrepreneur, Art Versatile is a value driven tourism, art and design establishment based in Arcadia, East London, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. Since then, Litha has gained vast experience in his visual art practice, lecturing and training. We sell an authentic and evocative African-art-experience.
At Art Versatile we are driven by our vision and desire of becoming a hub for creative excellence, a platform for cutting-edge visual-art and design innovation and a destination for evocative African-art-experience.
Art Versatile operates from new premises in Arcadia with a floor size of 100 square metres boasting a well-furnished ceramics studio facility.
Due to support received from government economic development agencies like ECDC, SEDA, ECPTA,ECPACC and the NYDA, Art Versatile has been on a steady growth phase. For a period of five years, Art Versatile was a beneficiary of the Eastern Cape Development Corporation’s craft business development programmes. Through these and other small business support schemes offered by institutions like the Tourism Enterprise Partnership (TEP), South African Breweries (SABKickstart), Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), Amathole District Municipality (ADM), Buffalo City Municipality and ECPACC; this small business could not have been where it is today.