The first annaul Art in The Park in Corozal will be held on January 21, 2017


Art in the Park is a monthly event sponsored by COLCHA. Local artists display and sell their creations. It is held in downtown Corozal Town in Central Park, beginning about 5pm. For more information call 620-1572. This was my first event I came out to take photo's of the Art in The Park in Corozalback in 2016. Since, it was my first experience in the event, I witnessed a special event. Looking at the local products I learnt a lot of history and information about what people made.  Throughout the year  of 2016, while attending a number of events, it was very amazing to see those people doing their homemade products. With a little boost and little advertisement I came to see and to take photos what they had done. 

Art in the Park, now sponsored by COLCHA, has been providing an exciting and interesting display of productions by local artists for over two years now. There is a continuing and growing interest in this event, and there are often new displays each month, as well as those who have been participating from the beginning. For your information we are providing the schedule for the year. Remembering this event last year went well, and I hope everyone comes out January 21, 17 starting at 5pm.
Corozal Rotary Club. 

Northern Heat Corozal.
 History of Art in the Park

During the first ICA - Corozal Committee General Assembly, Ms. Debra Wilkes Gray, a photographer, brought up the idea of Art in the Park. The ICA Corozal Committee, under the leadership of Mr. David Akierman, embraced and implemented the idea.

Art in the Park provides artists with a much needed venue that gives them the opportunity to display and to sell their art.

Art in the Park first took place on 12 September, 2009. During this ground breaking event, 10 local artists were hosted and live musical entertainment was featured.

On 26 March, 2010, the evening of the national Belize Band Festival, one of the biggest Art in the Parks was held. Since media from Belize City was on hand for the Festival, they also aired a segment on Art in the Park on national tv.

Because of this amazing initiative on the part of Ms. Gray and ICA-Corozal, the talented artists who participate in this showcase are receiving the recognition they deserve. Apart from the national attention that Art in the Part received in March, at the same time the Corozal Child Arts Collective was also established. This new feature provides a permanent exhibit space for young visual artists.

Art work from this event has been on the road to Orange Walk and Belize City. Plans are to continue to promote artists through exhibits throughout the country and abroad.

This beautiful concept is slowly changing people's attitude toward art. The event now hosts as many as 30 artists and artisans, who are acquiring a new found sense of respect and attention.

Art in the Park had been eagerly embraced by Corozale├▒os, and many are learning to appreciate art that never had the opportunity previously. Art is alive and well in Corozal Town!

We plan to continue to provide updated information about Art in the Park. The event is very successful, and each month you will find new artists as well as those who have been there from the start. Sometimes the weather does not cooperate, but the artists will not be discouraged and will continue to come out!

Below is a sampling of the art displayed, and most are for sale. This gallery does not necessarily include images of all the work that artists have displayed at the event.

   
Arts and craft made by locals. 


Papanero Pickle Pepper. 

Wood Art made by locals.
Hair brads made by locals.

String wood arts and crafts. 

Handmade jewelerys. 
Central Park attending the Art in Park in 2016.


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