Artists, craftsmen celebrate Cayman National Museum anniversary

Traditional Caymanian skills, as well as local arts, crafts and music, were on display as Cayman National Museum celebrations spilled out onto the streets on Saturday. 

The museum took over part of Harbour Drive for its 25th anniversary festivities. 

An eclectic mix of talents were on display. Traditional catboat makers, like Kem Jackson, and thatch-worker Marlena Anglin were on hand to show some of the work that represent Cayman’s history. 

Pop-art group Stoak’d and acoustic singer-songwriter Maeve added a modern flavor. 

The Big Ole Looky Ya event takes place every year to celebrate the museum’s anniversary. 

Acoustic singer-songwriter Maeve impressed the crowds with her repertoire of covers and original songs.

Acoustic singer-songwriter Maeve impressed the crowds with her repertoire of covers and original songs.

Kem Jackson, of the Cayman Cat Boat Club, taught visitors about the history of Cayman’s traditional boats.

Kem Jackson, of the Cayman Cat Boat Club, taught visitors about the history of Cayman’s traditional boats.

Marlena Anglin crafts hats and handbags from the leaves of silver thatch palms. – PHOTOS: JAMES WHITTAKER

Marlena Anglin crafts hats and handbags from the leaves of silver thatch palms. – PHOTOS: JAMES WHITTAKER

Aimee Randolph, Deborah Richey and Claire Rohleder, also known as 3 girls and a kiln, display some of their creations.

Aimee Randolph, Deborah Richey and Claire Rohleder, also known as 3 girls and a kiln, display some of their creations.

Smile: Marc and Pam Laurenson show off their spray-painted shark, a mascot for their pop-art group Stoak’d.

Smile: Marc and Pam Laurenson show off their spray-painted shark, a mascot for their pop-art group Stoak’d.
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