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Nakuru art festivals to preach peace, cohesion

Nakuru County World Art Day celebrations will bring together various communities in showcasing their Art as a way to preach peace and Cohesion.

The county will join the rest of the world in celebrating the day, slated for Saturday April 15, 2023 in which participants drawn from its 11 sub-counties are expected to showcase their creative wears.

Chief Officer for Tourism and Culture Rosemary Kimani, while calling on the residents of the county to come and showcase their artefacts and talents, noted that the event would give them an opportunity to coexist and appreciate one another.

“The event at Nyayo gardens will give us an opportunity to preach peace and cohesion amongst all communities,” noted Kimani.

Nakuru County boasts of talented artists with natural gifts that are able to sustainably earn them a living if well embraced by local and international communities.

The residents are warming up to the event that will be graced by Governor Susan Kihika, under the theme of ‘Investing in Creativity for Peace and development’.

“We look forward to having people from all walks of life coming to appreciate and purchase our work. Art is rewarding but many people fail to attach worth to a piece and will always want to quote low amounts when bargaining,” noted Antonio Mureithi.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization encourages people across the world to celebrate the World Art Day by appreciating the role of Artwork in sharing knowledge, while encouraging curiosity and dialogue.

By Anne Sabuni

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