Limegrove Lifestyle Centre took on a different feel today, reminiscent of Temple Yard, as some Small Business Association (SBA) members –– some from Temple Yard in The City –– came together to showcase their art and craft products.
This was part of the association’s Wood-Based Arts And Craft Cluster project, a joint initiative of the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Ministry of Tourism.
The scheme Development Of Tourism Micro-Project is aimed at supporting employment-generating opportunities for growth in the micro, small and medium enterprise sector while strengthening linkages with tourism. It seeks to improve the quality of products offered to tourists mainly in agro-processing, wood-based craft and small hotels.
The Cluster is currently made up of 11 artisans. Each item produced by the members bears a special seal.
The group showcased their arts and crafts in various booths today, giving the scores of locals and tourists visiting the popular West Coast location a chance to see what was on offer and make purchases.
During the showcase the artisans also had the opportunity to promote their craft to officials from the real estate and property management firms, architects, interior decorators and other business partners of the SBA.