The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) is thrilled to announce the launch of Art Lucaya, a first of its kind four-day Art festival showcasing Grand Bahamian artists.
Sponsored by GBPA in partnership with Grand Bahama’s artists community and Port Lucaya Marketplace, Art Lucaya is a celebration of Grand Bahama’s professional, mid-career and emerging artists. The event will be held March 23 to 26, 2023 at several locations including the Glory Banks Gallery at the Rand Nature Centre, Port Lucaya Marketplace and The Garden of the Groves.
“We are beyond excited to be working in partnership with our Island’s artists to explore, foster and celebrate Grand Bahama’s immense reservoir of artistic talent,” explained Sarah St. George, GBPA Acting Chair. “Our community’s very first Art Festival welcomes all to witness and appreciate the beauty, craftsmanship, originality and creativity of the works created here on Grand Bahama. Over its four days, Art Lucaya will exhibit works of over 50 local artists – truly, a treasure trove of artistry.”
Art Lucaya’s schedule and ticket information, including opening celebrations and artists in conversation, can be found at gbpa.com/artlucaya. While ticket purchases are required for opening events, admission to some events and exhibits is free and everyone is welcome. Proceeds from ticket purchases will be donated to the Art classes at local schools to support budding artists.
“When we nurture, support and celebrate art of all kinds in our communities, artists flourish and an art economy follows,” continued Ms. St. George. “It starts with planting a small seed. Art Lucaya is that beginning, and the opportunity is very real for it to grow into an annual festival attracting collectors and curators from all over. But the impact of a healthy, supported arts community is not only about economics. It enables a record and living history of our Island’s culture, it’s uplifting to the soul and allows a means of self-expression. Art enables us to be more sensitive, creative, accepting and caring human beings.”