Cindy Marshall performing at Art in the City earlier on Saturday
There are many changes in the works this NIFCA season and the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is announcing its ‘rebrand’ of the now 46-year-old festival with a celebration of ‘Art in the Park’ on Saturday, October 12 at Queen’s Park.
This all-day fair atmosphere is expected to be a taste of nothing but the best in the arts, offering a mix of activities from a dance class, performances and battles; to musical performances; open mic sessions; art appreciation classes; film screenings; outdoor painting and caricature artists; a book fair; and live interactive culinary workshops in an outdoor kitchen space. You can even leave your mark on the NIFCA mural. These are but some of the things free on offer to patrons during this 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. art in the park celebration.
The activities on Saturday will also allow patrons to learn something new as they talk with experts in varying fields on film production, lighting and design, new ways of promoting your art online, connecting socially through art and what’s trending in publishing.
Learn how to incorporate regular things in our environment as interesting ingredients with top NIFCA Chefs, like that sargassum seaweed to make unique flours and cakes or what about the Pusley weed to make Bread and Pizza. If cooking is not your thing, then you can get tips on cocktails from the Mixologist.
The Foundation decided to use this opportunity of the launch to identify all the ways that people can interact with art and gain an appreciation for some aspect of the arts.
The changes to this year’s festival, the underlying reason for the big celebration to herald the start of the new face of NIFCA, are designed to ensure its continued survival.
The overarching objective of this event is to build awareness about the ‘rebrand’, rebuilding its image, especially within the artistic community, attracting new audiences and by extension an interest from a new crop of hopefuls eager to open doors in the pursuit of excellence in the disciplines that NIFCA represents.
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