Barbadians got the opportunity to take a glimpse at what the Pelican Craft Centre has to offer and to witness the creation of several excellent artistic pieces, when the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) Art Craft Pop-Ins took place at that location last Saturday.
The NCF, which is again throwing its support behind the local art and craft sector and is encouraging Barbadians to buy local, hosted a series of Pop-Ins from Saturday August 14 until month-end.
President of the Pelican Tenants Association (PeTa), Dave Waldron, told Barbados TODAY that throughout the day, craftsmen and women were able to demonstrate their skills in glass sculptures, fruit carvings, and paintings, among others.
Waldron stressed that Pelican Village has a rich diversity of talent.
“We have a very wide range of available art and heritage products. We are trying to reconnect our local population with our heritage products from an appreciation of the creative process.
“As we know the market has been decimated by COVID and with the lack of tourism here, we are looking to focus our energies on attracting our local clientele.
People can come to Pelican Village to shop for their Christmas gifts,” he said.
During the event, PeTa also launched its Pelican cash product. The first inaugural National Junior Road Tennis Championship was also held at Pelican Village to coincide with the Pop-In event. The final Pop-In culminated with the weekend of art at the Pelican Craft Village. (AH)