2014 Placencia Art & Music Festival: THE ART and THE MUSIC!
Yesterday’s afternoon post went in a few different direction: bus travel…my lodging…Chelsea Handler…but didn’t really get to the main reason that I travelled to Placencia – the Art and Music Sidewalk Festival. The 11th annual.
The Art Affair Gallery in Placencia (one of my favorite spots) had a booth with both Ernest Garcia’s gorgeous art (see more here and here at the 2013 Expo) and Jeanna’s PRETTY jewelry. You can see many of her gorgeous pieces in Rubimoon in San Pedro. Like this…
Jeanna’s work at the fest.
And some of Ernest’s art.
How amazing would this be in a child’s room…or anywhere. It’s huge and, I think, reasonably priced at $600BZ ($300US). I love this one.
And then famous Belizean musician and art Pen Cayetano. (Check out his amazing website!) Crazy talent. I want one!
I stopped to chat with artist Walter Castillo. I met him a few years ago at a Kelly McGuire show. He designed his last album cover. You can see his work all over Belize. And he’s starting to do some pieces in lighter, more pastel colors. Beautiful.
I found this gentleman making palm frond baskets. Last time I saw him, he was making Belikin holders.
There was a little fair set up on the beach…
And the gorgeous sea glass and silver jewelry…
I love this stained glass by Leisa at Banana Bank Lodge outside of Belmopan.
And for charity…silent auction and a kids’ art tent. Raise money for the kids of Placencia.
Love that this village also has a Youth Center. I need to get information on this and how it started!
There was a drawing for the BRAND NEW GOLFCART…I had purchased a ticket last year in August at Captain Jak’s. $100bzd. 300 tickets sold. $6000bzd donated to the Youth Outlet.
My ticket did NOT win. The winner was Pam Solomon owner (with her husband) of amazing restaurant Rumfish y Vino.
Random art around town. A Belikin trash man.
A beautiful weekend. And I tried hard not to spend money…only buying ONE sea glass necklace. I will admit that the festival had fewer vendors than I expected but I had a great time. Maybe because there is another art festival coming up this weekend in Belize City?
I’m very glad that I went. Maybe I’ll see you next at the Placencia Lobsterfest?