Collection: ONGUZA at BELLHAUS Atelier & Galerie
We are delighted to announce a unique experience coming to BELLHAUS Atelier & Galerie in October. Renowned former professional road cyclist and two-time Namibian Olympian, Dan Craven, is bringing his acclaimed Omaruru-based bicycle brand, ONGUZA, to our space for an exclusive pop-up shop from October 12th to 22nd, 2023.
The shop will be showcasing the brand’s world class, race-winning bicycles, meticulously handcrafted in Omaruru, alongside an immersive brand experience and cafe in collaboration with Two Beards Coffee, newly designed ONGUZA merchandise, and cycling kit from Rapha and PAS NORMAL.
This groundbreaking endeavor represents a notable shift for BELLHAUS Atelier & Galerie, aligning seamlessly with our overarching mission to nurture and embrace creative talents. While the focus has traditionally revolved around hosting exhibitions, we are now expanding our horizons to also serve as a dynamic atelier, dedicated to spotlighting visionary entrepreneurs and artisans who channel creativity into crafting exceptional objects and experiences.
During the 10-day period, ONGUZA will host a series of engaging events, including the opening party on October 12th, morning coffee rides with Dan Craven, and two “Art Supper Clubs” presented by BELLHAUS Atelier & Galerie where a truly Namibian fare will be served, inspired by our land, and its underappreciated culinary traditions. Additionally, ONGUZA’s creative director, Collyn Ahart, will conduct a workshop titled “From Omaruru to the World: How to Build a World-Famous Brand from the Namibian Desert,” tailored for entrepreneurs, students, designers, and the creatively ambitious.
We look forward to welcoming you at BELLHAUS Atelier & Galerie for this unique event as we celebrate the magnificent ONGUZA Bicycles – a true source of pride for NAMIBIA!
++ CALENDAR OF EVENTS: ++
The gallery will be open daily, Friday, 13 October - Sunday, 22 October, from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
Opening Party Thursday, 12 October 2023, from 6pm - FREE admission
Social MTB Ride & Coffee with Dan Craven Saturday, 14 October 2023, departing Farm Windhoek at 7am, followed by coffee at BELLHAUS - FREE. Sign up for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Road Ride & Coffee with Dan Craven Sunday, 15 October 2023, departing BELLHAUS at 7am, followed by coffee at BELLHAUS - FREE. Sign up for more information. email@example.com
“From Omaruru to the World” brand building workshop with ONGUZA Creative Director Collyn Ahart - Monday, 16 October 2023, 5-7pm - $200, FREE for students (valid student ID required at the door). Refreshments and snacks offered. Reserve your spot & pay in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Supper Club #1 with Dan Craven Thursday, 19 October 2023 from 6:00pm - $1000pp. Reserve your spot & pay in advance: email@example.com. RSVP by: Friday, 13 October 2023, 12h30pm.
Social Gravel Bike Ride & Coffee with Dan Craven Saturday, 21 October 2023, departing base of Kupferberg at 7am, followed by coffee at BELLHAUS - FREE. Sign up for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Supper Club #2 with Dan Craven Saturday, 21 October 2023 from 6:00pm - $1000pp. Reserve your spot & pay in advance: email@example.com. RSVP by: Monday, 16 October 2023, 12h30pm.
All social rides will be at a slow-to-moderate tempo and all riders are welcome to join. Helmets and road-worthy bicycles are required.