Belikin, the beer of Belize, officially launched its Limited Edition beer bottles on Friday, February 9th at Naia Resort and Spa in Placencia, Stann Creek District. The Limited Edition features 12 original designs by Belizean artists showcasing the culture, heritage and the most authentic places in Belize. Contributing artists included Anton Leslie, Debbie Cooper, Eduardo "Papo" Alamilla, Ernest Garcia, Gayla Fuller, Gilvano Swasey, Greta Leslie, Jorge Landero, Kelvin Baizar, Nelson Young, Terryl Godoy and Walter Castillo. The event saw the attendance of nine out of the 12 featured artists with attendees getting to meet them and even take pictures while enjoying live music.

The project was spearheaded by Gilvano Swasey, who is a tireless advocate for Belizean artists. Swasey was given the task to not only find Belizean artists that would create an image that captures the spirit of Belize but one that could easily be transferred from a flat image to a wrap-around bottle label. "This project served as a way of giving back to the people of Belize. I believe that Belikin does an excellent job when showcasing the best of the country," said Swasey. "The artists were chosen based on the outstanding job they do. They were asked to create an image that represents what Belize means to them. I'm so proud that I was selected to be the one to spearhead this project."

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These are the Belikin Beer of Belize Limited edition designs!