African Artists’ Community Development Project
Sometimes puppets are just a fun diversion and a creative way to tell a story. Next Saturday, June 15, puppets will also help disabled children in Zambia.
The African Artists’ Community Development project will be selling crafts from Ghana, Niger, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe on Tuesday, July 8, at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury from 5 to 9 p.m. Items for sale include baskets, woven grass ceremonial cloth, Tuareg silver jewelry, malachite jewelry, carved wooden bowls and salad servers, animal and human sculpture, brilliant khanga printed cloth and more.
The African Artists’ Community Development Project and the Chikumbuso Widows’ and Orphans’ Project are collaborating to produce a concert this July in order to raise awareness and funds for Zambian children, widows, and artists. Please come to the Vineyard Haven Library Tuesday night, July 7 at 7 p.m. to learn about these two organizations. Help us wage peace.
Gifts Without Borders
The African Artists’ Community Development Project will hold sales every Saturday after Thanksgiving until Christmas. The “store” will be officially open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; or anytime by appointment.
For purchase will be Zambezi Dolls, Tuareg silver jewelry, Zambian baskets, Ghanaian patchwork, Mukuni wooden bowls, chai and much, much more.
Consider this an opportunity to engage in guiltless shopping. Each purchase helps support disabled children and the craftspeople of Zambia.
The raffle held to benefit the African Artists Community Development Project was drawn on Christmas Day out of the Tuareg basket. Susan Spence was the winner of a beautiful quilt that was a collaboration between craftswomen in Lusaka, Zambia, who sewed the panels, and women on Martha’s Vineyard, who pieced the quilt together.