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#499933 - 01/14/15 03:38 PM Street Arts Fest 2015
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February 28th, Albert Street will be blocked off and crammed with arts, crafts, music...a great annual event in the city:


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#501466 - 02/24/15 05:03 PM Re: Street Arts Fest 2015 [Re: BelizeCityDayTrip]
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Worthy of a "bump"....reminder from NICH:

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#501491 - 02/25/15 11:49 AM Re: Street Arts Fest 2015 [Re: BelizeCityDayTrip]
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It's the fifth year for the annual Street Art Festival and this year is expected to be bigger. On Saturday afternoon downtown Albert Street all the way down to South Street will be lined with booths showcasing live art, fashion and a wide selection of entertainment. The festival offers artists the opportunity to showcase their talent and artwork in a dynamic public setting. 7news spoke to one of the organizers today.

The Festival starts at 2pm on Saturday afternoon and is being celebrated under the theme "Street Art Festival, come party with us".

Channel 7

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Where will you be on Saturday Feb 28th? I will be at the Street Arts Festival in downtown Belize City starting at 2:00 pm....bring out the kids and make it a family affair...

#501638 - 02/28/15 12:26 PM Re: Street Arts Fest 2015 [Re: BelizeCityDayTrip]
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5th Annual Street Art Festival Kicks Off

The Street Art festival has become a main event of the Institute of Creative Arts to showcase the diversity of the culture of art across the country. On Saturday, February twenty-eight, Albert Street in downtown Belize City will be transformed into an artsy and cultural venue for the fifth annual Street Art Festival. The family event sees the participation of artists in the areas of music, painting, fashion and dance and provides the platform to put talent on display. Organizer, Karen Vernon, says that while it was initially created back in 2010 to showcase the work done at ICA, the street art festival has grown significantly.

Karen Vernon, Organizer, Street Art Festival

“We’ve grown; we are all the way down to South Street. So we’ve grown another block. It starts from Orange Street with its junction with Belize Bank where the main stage will be. We have food court, we have sidewalk chalk competition. We have the kids’ zone, artist’s booths, a youth stage; we have Pandemonium Steel Band playing in the street, OMALEWA playing in the street. It is going to be a full, fun, artsy, cultural day on Albert Street.   Street Art started to promote activities here at the Bliss. The theme is “Street Art Festival – Come Party With Us.” And the ART in party is what we took a play on. And of course we want to promote all our artists and what they have to display. There are very talented people out there, in all different aspects: painters, sculptors, people who make jewelry, make up people, people who take photographs and all these people come out and display what they have done. And of course they want to make money so people come out and support the artists.”

Karen Vernon

Duane Moody

“What are some of the elements that have become a trend; that you guys decided to take on board in the street art festival? I believe the other day, it was fashion that came on stream.”

Karen Vernon

“Yeah, this year, there will not be a fashion street as such, but Unique Belize section will be there, a carnival section will be there. Of course the sidewalk chalk competition, the living statues have become a mainstay. Unfortunately this year, the grey lady won’t be there, but we have two or three different people coming from Mexico to do that. That’s always a big attraction with the kids, with everyone as a matter of fact. In the kids section, there will be a Crayola – Angelus Press has taken on a booth there and we will have competitions on the hour for the children in different categories in art.”

Channel 5

#501668 - 03/01/15 12:39 PM Re: Street Arts Fest 2015 [Re: BelizeCityDayTrip]
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VIDEO: Belize Street Arts fest playing Machel

Annual street arts festival in the downtown area of Belize City.

#501711 - 03/02/15 08:05 PM Re: Street Arts Fest 2015 [Re: BelizeCityDayTrip]
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Belize Street Art Festival featuring Benque Marimba Youths

The Benque Marimba Youth Academy is a Youth drive to promote the richness of the Maya Mestizo Cultural Heritage with the fusion and dynamics of the unique Belizean rhythms & sounds.

#501716 - 03/02/15 08:46 PM Re: Street Arts Fest 2015 [Re: BelizeCityDayTrip]
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A really cool event, lots to see, eat, drink and listen to....Carlos Perotte's group was good, as well as the rock outfit "Almost 7".....and the annual statue people (very brave with no barrier to protect her):

Promoting love and encouraging grassroots in the city..... www.belizecitydaytrip.com

#501785 - 03/04/15 12:05 PM Re: Street Arts Fest 2015 [Re: BelizeCityDayTrip]
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The Street As Art Space

The city's two main streets, Albert and Regent were blocked off this weekend for the 5th Annual Street Art festival. There were about 28 artists at the festival showcasing their works at booths and literally 'on the streets'. Here a look at some of the displays of creativity in a public space:

Courtney Weatherburne reporting
At first glance, this might seem like a group of kids on an afternoon out at the Battlefield Park - engrossed in drawing and coloring their favorite fairy tale or cartoon characters.

But it's more than just sketching or coloring on the pavement for fun. It's about celebrating art in all its dynamic forms.

And these young artists got to tap into and unleash their creativity at the Street Art Festival. There was face painting, handmade fashion jewelry on sale and paintings.

Over 1,000 people attended the festival on Saturday and according to one of the organizers, that is a great success.

Karen Vernon, Coordinator, Street Art Festival
"I think Street Art Festival was a huge success judging from the amount if people that came out, the amount of vendors that came out to showcase their art, so I think it was a huge success. There was a youth stage which was quite popular. I think the rains close that down just as they were about to finish the play that they had and we had the steel pan, Gwen Liz Marching Band gave us a little treat. It was always something happening, it was very entertaining."

The coordinators are considering hosting the event more than once a year.

Channel 7


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