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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018. 4:57 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:  Thousands of Belizeans crowded on Albert Street for the eighth installment of the Street Art Festival hosted by the National Institute for Culture and History (NICH).

The event was held on Albert Street, taking up the area from Belize Bank to Wesley Church. Attendees were treated to live performances by renowned Belizean artists such as Cocono Bwai, and Bredda David, along with other attractions such as live drumming, face painting and Ozzy the clown for children.

The main attraction of the event was the over 50 artisans that brought various items out for sale such as hand-made jewelery, wood carvings, paintings and knitted bags. Belizean musicians were also out promoting their music with cd’s and talking about upcoming releases.

Apart from the artists, there were 20 other booths from businesses offering deals on their products, and even banks advertising various types of loans. The Museum of Belize, which falls under the NICH umbrella, engaged attendees with information about Belize and challenged them to win prizes by answering questions.

Coordinator of the festival, Karen Vernon, said that NICH coined the festival as a way to get Belizean artists more exposure, as well as bringing a family-oriented activity to downtown Belize City.

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