Craft Art Fair to add colour to weekend fun

Art is more than mere colour covering a blank canvas. Nor is art meant to be meaningless sculptors meant to fill space.

Hidden in art work is a message which calls to people to bare witness to the world which surrounds them.

On Friday 29, Carnegie Art Gallery will be hosting a Craft Art Fair at the gallery from 10.30am until 3pm.

With the community invited to enjoy the day, bringing their children along, why is the day so important?

“Visual art has been proven to be a skill which can assist in boosting the economy. Therefore, Carnegie Art Gallery contributes to the government initiative, Thuma Mina, by hosting a Craft Art Fair,” says Carnegie Art Gallery Curator Phumzile Dlamini.

The idea behind the Craft Art Fair is to market artists and crafters, introducing them to the public. Thereby, ensuring artists’ talents and works are exposed, acknowledged and supported.

“We are inviting artists working with any medium to participate in the event,” says Phumzile.

Whether the artists’ work with sculptures, wire, leather, fabric, painting, beadwork or other materials, their work will surely make the event a unique experience. 

The public is encouraged to visit the Craft Art Fair and show their support of local artists and purchase their creations.

The entrance to the event is free and for more information, artists and the public can contact the curator, Phumzile Dlamini, or gallery assistant, Eric Kubheka on 034 328 7622 or contact them via email at phumzile.dlamini@newcastle.gov.za

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