A four-day art exhibition opens next Tuesday afternoon at the Lumley beach roundabout in Freetown to showcase the talents of Sierra Leonean artists.
The exhibition will be organised by the national tourist board, the ministry of tourism and culture, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the first of its kind for Sierra Leone.
An extensive range of paintings and sculptures from over 20 talented youths will be displayed and sold during the four days.
Alusine Bangura, one of the country’s leading artists, sees this initiative as a real opportunity to display the artistic talents of Sierra Leoneans.
“We don’t see this exhibition as a one-off event, but rather the beginning of the creation of an arts market where we can live on our art,” he said.
According to the Executive Representative of the Secretary General, Victor Angelo, ‘UNDP is committed to the development of youths in Sierra Leone, and this exhibition is an opportunity to tap the creative talents of young people of this country and expose their work to the international market.”