Africa: International Arts and Craft Exhibition begins November 20
The second in the series of tourism related events for the week is the yearly International Arts and Craft Exhibition organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) headed by Otunba Olusegun Runsewe.
It is the 12th edition of the arts and craft exhibition, which is billed to open on November 20 at the FCT Exhibition Pavilion by Abuja International Conference Centre (ICC). It is a four- day event spanning November 24 and it is expected to feature states across the country, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, with over 20 foreign countries in attendance.
Smarting from a successful National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST), hosted by Edo State government in Benin and adjudged to be one of the best in the recent history of the festival, NCAC, according to the DG, Runsewe, has promised a very colourful celebration of the unique cultural tourism products of the country among others.
Runsewe had at a pre – INAC dinner event held for envoys in the country in July hinted that this year’s INAC will be a watershed event as it will break new grounds in cultural diplomacy and feature new activities from the different countries and states as well as operators in the creative industry from across the world.
Apart from the arts and craft exhibition, countries and private operators, a number of states and countries are expected to host their cultural days within the four days period, which will also feature workshops and training sections in skill acquisitions, musical entertainment and food exhibition. Apart from the exhibitors, the event is opened to the public who are expected to savour the different presentations that will be featured.