The Excitement of JICAF’s First Edition

The first edition of Jakarta Illustration & Creative Arts Fair (JICAF) opened on November 9 at SPACE8, ASHTA District 8. JICAF was planned to be a platform for illustrators to present their work, network fellow practitioners, and enthusiasts, as well as interact with industry partners. This is aimed to broaden the horizons of the illustrators. JICAF displays 75 exceptional artists, 10 content creators, and introduces artists to brands in order to induce all kinds of collaborations. Furthermore, JICAF endeavors to grow unity in the region by collaborating with a few exhibitions in Southeast Asia.


In the first four days of the event, JICAF boasts to have sold 2,000 pieces of artwork from all the participating artists. With prices starting at Rp.300,000, various artworks by the artists, from art prints, screen-printed t-shirts, books, and even collectible art toys, are available for purchase. Sunny Gho, JICAF’s Creative Director, is happy to see the visitors’ enthusiasm for the first edition of the event. She explains, “We’re happy that in the first four days of JICAF, we were able to sell 2,000 pieces of artwork by the artists here. The response from visitors has been amazing. The hope is that JICAF can become a meeting point between artists and art enthusiasts or even those who have just begun to get interested in art.”

Aside from the exhibition and the sale of artworks, JICAF also offers talks and workshops. JICAF is still open until November 19th between 10.00 to 20.00 (WIB). Entry tickets can be ]purchased at the price of Rp60,000 per day or Rp150,000 for the whole event. The tickets can be purchased at More information is available on their official Instagram page at @jkt.icaf.

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