affiche_francophonie_mars_a3_small.jpgWith a number of Zimbabweans venturing into different cultural crafts, the Zimbabwe Applied Arts and Crafts Association, in conjunction with the Alliance Francaise, hosted the Arts and Craft fair as part of its celebrations for the Francophone week.

Various wares which include batiks, art pieces from recycled materials, colourful t-shirts in Zimbabwean flag colours and some with  Rastafarian motifs done through tie and dye, stone sculptures, wire, wood and metal artworks are bring exhibited at the fair.

Vice Secretary of the Zimbabwe Applied Arts and Crafts Association, Nyasha Chonga, says the idea is to foster and promote the importance of contemporary and traditional crafts.

Coordinator, Enock Kolimbo, says the fair has been an eye opener for a number of arts and crafts practitioners who hail from a number of high density suburbs in Harare.

There were also live musical performances by visiting artist from France, Patric Lupi, who is being backed by a number of local artists in a contest concert under the theme “Sing Your Way to Paris”.

Those with the best voices will get a chance to travel to France for a cultural musical competition for two weeks in Paris.

Since the opening the fair last week on the 17th of this month, there has been a good turn out by craftsman in the one week long event characterised by cultural diversity and a friendly atmosphere.