Event: Lamu Art Festival (11-14 Feb)

February 11-14, 2016, Lamu Island

This is to inform you that Lamu County will be hosting the inaugural 2016 Lamu Art Festival which will feature the popular Shela Hat Contest as from 11th to 14th February, 2016 at Lamu Island. We would especially like to invite you for the official opening ceremony for the festival and gallery walk set to take place on Friday 12th February at 3pm, Lamu Fort in Lamu Town.

In its growing image as the “island of festivals”, Lamu Island will be celebrating all forms of visual arts including painting, photography, music and craft from artists around the World. The LAF will be aimed to promote and encourage artistic endeavor, education and art appreciation in Lamu County. It will be celebrating traditional visual arts in Lamu as well as offering the chance to local and international artists to exhibit who have created works of art in Lamu. 

Activities of art workshop, craft fair, gallery walk, Shela hat contest, junior hat contest, junior art competition, culinary art contest, music concert and the famous “mad hatters” dhow race. For a detailed program, please visit www.discoverlamu.org/lamu-art-festival.

We hope you will be able to attend the Lamu Art Festival and would be honored if you are present at the opening ceremony or participate in the event. Please feel free to share the event poster to those who wish to enjoy an art-filled weekend in Lamu Island.

Program here 


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