San Pedro’s Art in the Park!
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Art in the Park has been a big event in other parts of the country and in San Pedro it has been happening, even if on a smaller scale. However this year, with the support of the San Pedro Town Council through the San Pedro Cultural Committee, the event was organized a little differently in attempt to enhance the event to attract more people. The two-day event kicked off today Thursday August 30th at the San Pedro Central Park with over 35 artisans. The aim of the Art in the Park initiative is to bring together artisans in one common area to market their products.
While the event is ongoing for a full two days, official ceremony is scheduled for 6PM at the San Pedro Central Park and it includes special performances by well-known Belizean artist Terryl “Man at Work” Godoy. The event includes both visual and expressive arts. It is geared to provide a common forum for artists and artists to market their products to locals and visitors alike. While it is a singular event every year, the San Pedro Cultural Committee hopes to host the Art in Park more often during the course of the year and is also working to include the cooking art as well. “We are seeing a lot of people stopping by and inquiring. It has been a good turnout but we expect more people to come out at night and on the second day,” said one artisan.
On sale are hundreds of paintings, bracelets, wristlets, jewelers and countless souvenirs made of all sorts of shell including conch and wood. To complement the visual art pieces on sale, local musicians will perform live at different intervals also to promote the music through expressive arts. The Art on the Park will run until 10PM on Friday August 31st and everyone is invited to support the event.