KUCHING: Twenty-five local vendors have set up their booths for a two-day event, Junior Art Market today at The Hills Shopping Mall, Kuching.
Small Town Art Market (STAM) organiser Marilyn Ang told New Sarawak Tribune that the event is focused on promoting local businesses to the public and create experiences for them while entertaining the children with fun activities.
“We organised this event as a platform for local entrepreneurs and artisans to help them promote and sell their home-based products to get recognition from the public in order for their business to bloom,” she said.
At the same time, fun activities for the children including talent shows, performances and plays will be held on the side while parents can go around shopping.
“We have organised this event 14 times over the last three years and this art market in The Hills will be the 15th and the fourth event in 2019 with more to come in the coming years,” she noted.
She added that there would also be workshops such as party bunny, little eggspert, ribbon dance and basic hand embroidery workshop with event highlights including Kuching Autistic Association, Equiptots, Asahi Love and Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia.
The Junior Art Market is currently being held at The Hills Shopping Mall which ends today starting from 10am to 5pm. The event is organised by STAM in partnership with The Hills, Little Entrepreneurs and Asahi Arts Printing.
STAM was founded by two sisters, Marilyn and Rachel Ang of Flint and Steel Borneo in 2016, shortly after a third member, Nia Latif joined the team and they soon founded the Little Entrepreneurs Art Workshops and Junior Art Market in 2017 as a platform for children aged 12 and below to encourage creativity, hone social skills as well as gain confidence and experience in entrepreneurship.