The Dominican Federation of Artisans, ProArtesaniaRD, Coco D’ Art and other entities of the sector will exhibit for the second time a significant diversity of pieces and paintings made by Dominican hands, in the framework of the “2nd Exhibition of Crafts and Art of the Dominican Republic in Canada” to be held from June 9 to 12.
A press release from the guilds informs that the handicraft and plastic arts sector in general will take advantage of this scenario to show the best of Dominican art and culture on Canadian soil, as they have done in Washington, New York, New Jersey and other cities in the United States; in Europe, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Jamaica and Canada itself.
This Exhibition -they added- represents a great opportunity to showcase the country’s handicraft market, in the search to attract and consolidate buyers and distributors in Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa and Toronto, in Canada, which is our 2nd largest source of tourists to the Dominican Republic.
The fair will offer the public a wide selection of pieces made of clay, fig tree and ceramics; carved in coconut, stone and wood; made of leather and natural fibers, as well as jewelry made of amber or larimar, as a way to promote local customs and traditions.
In addition to exhibiting and marketing a variety of handicrafts, representatives will participate in conferences and business rounds with potential buyers and distributors of handicrafts at the highest level, and will sign several collaboration agreements with Canadian entities.
The event will also be used to promote the Dominican Republic as the main tourist destination in the Caribbean region and the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment.
Currently in the country there are around 12,800 families dedicated to the elaboration of handicrafts, with quality, beauty and elegance that have conquered the taste of nationals and foreigners.
Some handicrafts have been awarded and recognized worldwide by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Holy See and other countries and international organizations.
Likewise, plastic artists of great quality and experience will participate, some of whom have presented their work at the International Salon of the CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE in Paris and the United States.
Among the entities that will be joining efforts for the realization of this event along with ProArtesaniaRD, the Dominican Federation of Artisans (FEDARTERD), the Dominican House JPB in Montreal, the Dominican Embassy in Canada, the Cluster of Artisan Jewelers and CooDArt, are COOPPNARTED, ASONARTE, CGC and UNAASANC.