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Youth Art Mart debuts at Culture Days
If you see young people burning the midnight oil lately making everything from drawings and stickers to bookmarks, crochet accessories and photo prints, good chance they’re getting ready for the first Youth Art Mart in Richmond.
Part of Culture Days, the art mart has attracted 14 young local artists, including Berlin Capalad, who makes unique jewellery and accessories like cute little button earrings for her On Beat Collections.
“I’m really excited about it to see what other people are making, too,” says Capalad, who plans to be a teacher.
“I love art in every form, so being able to see art in every single form in one place and meet other artists I might be able to collaborate with is awesome.”
The art mart was the brainchild of Krista Germyn, Roving Youth Outreach Worker for the City of Richmond.
“Among the many things we do [in the program] is help youth develop their sparks or passions. For some youth, that’s through recreation or social programming. For others it’s through arts and culture, so I wanted to create an outlet for their creativity and talents,” said Germyn.
She hopes the Youth Art Mart will grow into an annual event. Check it out Saturday, September 28, 1–4 p.m. at the Richmond Cultural Centre plaza.