Last weekend was Art festival in Placencia Belize. We were fortunate enough to be back from our trip to Guatemala to attend. Every year local artist converge along the smallest main street in the world, according to Guinness book of world records, to showcase their talents and wares for sale. There is something for everyone, from paintings, to shell art, jewelry, pottery, signs, and woodworking, just to name a few. This 2 day festival hosts artists and visitors alike, from Belize, and around the world! We walked the sidewalk and picked up a few treasures. Angela got an Art Festival t-shirt and at the pottery booth she fell in love with a green coffee cup, blue fish bowl & a small clay piece to put in the salt shaker to keep the moisture out was her gift for spending all her money!
My new Pottery!
Of course local fresh food is served by several vendors and local organizations, offering a taste of local and exotic fare. Unfortunately for me, and other crustacean lovers, it is also the end of the season for fresh lobster. You cannot buy it, legally from any restaurant or store after the season ends. Shirts are still available in Placencia featuring the local artist rendering of this year’s festival. Make plans for next year’s event. You will will be glad you did!