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Sunday, January 1, 2017


(Caroline Smart, editor and owner of artSMart, currently on holiday at Kosmos)

Here’s wishing everything of the best to readers and followers of artSMart. May 2017 be filled with hope, health, peace and security ... and a bit of prosperity would go down quite well!

This past year has been a very difficult one for me as my husband, Peter Gardner, passed away in May after a long and heroic battle against cancer. My life will never be the same but I am facing the future with fortitude and the magnificent help of family and close friends.

This is my annual chance to say a huge thank you to those who make artSMart happen. artSMart is a voluntary project and would not be able to exist without the contributions from reviewers and publicists and, of course, the support from webmaster Webpro.

Income from our highly valued regular advertisers, the National Arts Festival and the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as others help to pay administration costs.

New advertisers are more than welcome! Apart from presenting current information and reviews of shows, artSMart is acknowledged as a much-valued research source.

artSMart currently serves 40,000 pages to 6,000 visitors a month. Raw hits are around 54,000 per month. Interested advertisers are welcome to contact me direct for our reasonable rates etc on csmart@iafrica,com

Here’s to a great 2017! - Caroline Smart