It’s the first Friday of the month and that means the cunningly-named First Friday event is taking place at Camana Bay.
The extended music and arts showcase features two diverse bands: In Transit at 7pm and Trinity at 8.30pm, says Eden Hurlston of organisers Oneworld.
“In Transit will open the show with more of a Caribbean Jazz feel putting a dynamic signature spin on different genres,” he says. “Trinity always has a great upbeat style and performs awesome original songs, as well as contemporary favourites from bands like John Mayer and Coldplay.”
The community organisations being helped this month, says Eden, are Meals on Wheels and Feed Our Future. Both groups, he rightly notes, help to stop hunger in our community.
“May 28th is End World Hunger Day and we’re working with organisations doing that here in Cayman. Hope Academy will also be out to promote their Hope4Earth event which is on 11 May,” explains the musician.
“Artists from the Visual Arts Society will be on the Paseo displaying and selling art, including Friends of Film, who will have an audition booth up where you can let out your inner movie star.”
Local artist Pat Nicholson will be exhibiting the prints and note cards based on her original batik works along with wooden houses and few pieces of ceramic art. Valerie Cottier will also be exhibiting various ceramics and Three Girls & a Kiln will display and sell – yep, you guessed – some more pottery and other crafts.
There will also be acrylics on canvas, cards and prints from Janice Brown and Mary McCallum and unique, quality jewellery made with pearls and stones, by Eileen Davidson.
It just gets better and better, this event does. So how can we get in on this deal, we wonder.
“You can get involved by coming to the Showcases the first Friday monthly on the Paseo; find out about all of these great community organisations; take part in the arts and music; donate volunteering time, money and/or expertise; and even by starting a positive community effort of your own,” Eden says.
He tells us that it’s all about participating in positivity and engaging people in the community to help positive things happen.
“For three years, Oneworld has been working with Camana Bay and the various organisations, artists, musicians and fans who help this happen each month and it’s always a little reminder of what good can come from a group of creative community-minded people.
“Come on out, enjoy some edutainment and have fun on the Paseo,” exhorts the Caymanian.