Goring Avenue came alive Wednesday as the Cayman Islands National Museum celebrated its 24th anniversary.
The “Big Ole Looky Ya” event featured local artisans displaying and selling their wares, including thatch bags and hats, jewelry, aprons, worry dolls, sea beans, soaps and artwork.
Food stands served local dishes such as conch, whelk and turtle, and entertainment was provided by the George Town Primary School quadrille dancers, who performed for viewers in the museum courtyard.
“The event happens every year for our anniversary, and this year we celebrated 24 years. We chose a heavy cruise ship day this year so that more people can enjoy the day, see what the vendors have to offer and enjoy the wonderful local food. The vendors also benefit from more people enquiring and purchasing their products,” said Peggy Leshikar-Denton, the National Museum’s director.
Upstairs in the museum building, “From the Collection” opened to the public, showcasing Caymanian arts and crafts which many may not have had the opportunity to view before. Works by Wray Banker, Deal Ebanks, John Broad, Margaret Barwick, Bendel Hydes and many more local artists adorn the walls of display rooms and the two main stairwells.