Guyana Arts and Craft Association Host a Cultural Display at Main Street
By: Yannick December
Looking to connect various cultures, the Guyana Arts and Craft Association for a second week is hosting a cultural display on Main Street. President of the Association Tracy Douglas, is encouraging people to support their Guyanese culture.
With the help of the Ministry of tourism, and the Small business Association, it is the hope that crafts men and women will be able to market and package their products regionally as well as internationally.
As part of the exhibition this year there is a culinary art booth where various dishes and drinks are on sale.
Lilly of the Valleys Art and Craft Creations owner, Volda Quallis along with other participants also encouraged visitors to purchase items such as head wraps, tie die clothing and a wide range of accessories.
The Otishka drummers also a part of the cultural village, stressed that the art of drumming should be taught in schools.
The summer fest last year had a similar display and it is the hope of the association to make it an annual affair; it is usually held after the emancipation celebrations.