There’s a special Easter-themed craft market at the Alexander Hotel in Cayman Brac this Saturday, 7 April from 4pm to 6.30pm.
“There will be a variety of activities going on at the market,” says Weekender’s good mate Saskia Edwards of Cayman Brac Heritage House. “An art display is set to take place inside the Alexander lobby. The art show titled Caymanian Homes & Gardens will feature the work of the Cayman Brac National Gallery Outdoor Painting Group.
“This Saturday morning programme is spearheaded by Simone Scott (Sister Islands Officer for the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands). Following the viewing at the hotel that weekend, the exhibit will be moved to the Heritage House and remain on display until the end of April,” which sounds good to us.
Simone tells us that the group has been doing Caymanian homes and gardens in the Stake Bay main road area for the past three months.
“The exhibit will also feature a little history on each of the homes and the owners and family will be invited to the exhibit
“This is a very important part of preserving and showcasing our Caymanian history,” she says, and rightly so.
Local author Lady Rabia Abdul-Hakim will also be appearing at the craft market for a special reading of her books.
But, Saskia, tell us what’s hip and happening at the market please, if you would be so kind.
“Of course, our local craft vendors will have tables of all sorts of goodies as usual set up for sale in the Courtyard and we are also planning an egg hunt and kids craft station. Kids are asked to bring a basket and at least two hard boiled eggs to decorate before the hunt – this is for kids in day care through to primary school,” she says. “Special golden eggs will contain amazing prizes from the Alexander Hotel, which also has a special rate of three nights for two that weekend. Egg decorating and Easter crafts will be 4 to 5pm and the Egg Hunt at 5pm.”
We are reliably informed that anyone who visits the art display in the lobby and makes a purchase of CI$10 or more from the craft vendors will get a free glass of punch. There’s only one word for that: egg-cellent.