The Bay West Shopping Center in Montego Bay came alive with arts and crafts on Saturday, May 19, 2018, when The Montego Bay Fine Arts Festivals Limited hosted the third staging of “The Arts in Motion.
Beautiful, vibrantly colored art pieces were on display for sale and also served as an inspiration to the large group of budding artists that filled the food court section of the Shopping Center. The onsite teacher-artist; Ingrid coke, Allan Richards, Errol Lewis, David Simpson, and The Artist -Fernand, set out to teach the participants how to draw, paint and create ceramics pieces like a “Master Artist.” After the lesson, the participants were directed to the two designated craft tables set-up with a wide variety of drawing, painting and art supplies including brushed and craft paper and canvases to help the “artists-in-training” to create their own masterpieces.
“Today’s celebration is in response to creating a new culture in Montego Bay in light of what has been happening. The arts have a significant benefit to people who actually practice it and what it lets you become in terms of your consciousness. Today is also a precursor to our Montego Bay Fine Arts Festival which is scheduled for July 21- 22, 2018 to be held at the Scotia Bank parking lot, Fairview Shopping Center,” said Oral Fernandez, Managing Director of The Montego Bay Fine Arts Festivals Limited.
The event gave the steady stream of participants a sense of pride and dignity as they marveled at what they were able to create– some of whom had never painted before. The family affair was sponsored by Document Solutions and more, Sangster’s Book Stores, Computer Depot, Coastal Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Baywest Wellness Clinic, Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Bob Arts TV, Image pro Concepts and the
The 54 members of The Montego Bay Fine Arts Festivals Limited will be looking forward to participating in the celebration in July. Similar to any other fine arts festival the festival will host master artists from all across Jamaica and around the world providing a platform for them to display and sell their craft including works from painters, ceramists, clothing textiles, sculptors, and photographers.
For more information on The Montego Bay Fine Arts Festivals Limited and how you can get involved with the organization at (876) 475-1111 or email [email protected]