Placencia Sidewalk Art Festival February 11th & 12th
New Artists, Chocolate Making, Art Auction and More!
For over a decade the Placencia Sidewalk
Arts Festival has brought together Belize’s top
artists and those people, local and foreign, who
appreciate the work they do so well. This
year’s festival, through the sponsorship
of Naïa Resort and Spa, will be adding
a new dimension to the annual event.
“Art After Dark” is a gala dinner
that is honouring six painters
from the Placencia Peninsula
who have left their mark on
Belize’s cultural scene.
Not only will attendees
get to meet, dine and
forge relationships with
the honourees, Anton
Leslie, Earnest Garcia,
plus Omar and
but will also be
able to bid on
their latest works
in a silent auction.
Naïa invites you to
join them on Saturday,
February 11, at Naïa’s restaurant “1981”
for what will certainly be a night of
good food, good company and great art.
Seating is limited so
please purchase your
tickets early so you
won’t be left out.
One of the highlights
of the Festival will be
the demonstration of Maya chocolate making
by Ixcacao on Saturday at 11:30am and
2:30pm under the main tent by the PVC
Old Master Bar. Mayan Pride will be
selling Mayan Cuisine such as tamales,
corn tortillas with chicken caldo and corn tortillas with heart of palm. They will
also have a booth selling plants and pottery.
Nationally and internationally known
artists such as Walter Castillo, Gilvano
Swasey, Pen Cayetano and Kelvin Baizar
of Depiction Paintings will also be
showing their work. Jack Dooley,
Emmit Young, Allie’s Beach
Worn Seaglass Jewelery, Tanisha
Burgess and Kim Wedemeyer
are just a few of the talented
artists that will have booths.
Also along the sidewalk are
many jewelery, wood carvings
and art shops.
The contest for the
artwork will take place on
Saturday at 4pm at the
Placencia Tourism Center
at their booth by
noon on Saturday. The
winner’s artwork might
be used for the BTIA
T-shirt and marketing if
On Sunday, after
strolling the sidewalk,
the Placencia Village
Council is having a
Sunday Funday at
their bar sponsored by
Old Master Rums starting at 1pm. Old Master
will have their electronic bull riding
challenge with prizes. Miss Deb’s food
truck will be on hand with Baby Back
Ribs as a special along with many other
booths in the Food Court.