BeitMisk and Virgin Radio Lebanon hosted the first edition of “The Lebanese Arts & Culture Showcase”, which took place on July 2-3-4 and July 9-10-11 in Misktown, the cultural hub of BeitMisk.
“The Lebanese Arts & Culture Showcase” is a carefully curated street fair featuring local contemporary artists and talents, designers and artisans, business owners and entrepreneurs to display their passions and local talent from arts, handmade items, accessories and home décor to local drinks & food and entertainment.
Because of the long lockdown due to the Covid19-pandemic and the economic crisis the country is facing, the art scene has been completely overlooked and it has lost the importance it used to hold in Lebanon. Likewise, entrepreneurs and new small businesses don’t have the same opportunities as in the past or the capacity to open shop and grow their businesses.
The purpose of the event was to support these local businesses, give a platform to new talents, encourage creatives to showcase and promote their work, and to give them the visibility they deserve.
The event introduced more than 40 artists, painters and sculptors displaying their works and talent, 17 Food and beverage stands, homemade mouneh, Lebanese food, Organic Delicacies, more than 30 local businesses ranging from fashion, handmade accessories, artisanal candles, home décor, soaps and creams, and so much more ….
The event included also a live musical entertainment with musicians playing western and oriental instruments (Oud, Anoun, Guitar …) and a kids’ zone for the little ones to enjoy arts and crafts.