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Placencia Peninsula, Stann Creek, Belize

Artists Showcase Best at Arts Fest

By JOLIE POLLARD

Nearly 50 artists flocked to the Placencia Village sidewalk during Valentine’s weekend to showcase their talents to over 1,000 visitors. Held during the Peninsula’s busiest month of the year, the annual Sidewalk Arts Festival continues to be a memorable occasion for the entire community. “I’m glad I decided to make it this year,” said Erwin Chan, a

23-year-old painter from Bullet Tree Falls village in the Cayo district. For the last four years Chan has been sending his artwork to the Festival with friends. “It’s really nice to see how beautiful this place is. I enjoy the beach atmosphere,” he said. Most importantly, Chan returned home with money in his pocket. By early afternoon on the first day of the

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Kelvin Baizar stands next to one of his popular wildlife paintings under his tent at the 12th Annual Placencia Sidewalk Arts Festival. Baizar was one of many artists reporting successful sales at the event organized by the Placencia BTIA. (Marion Carr/MUZAMANZIE PHOTOGRAPHY)

Ride Tiger to India

Find Peace at BB Yoga Flow See story on page 11. Proprietor of popular local gelateria, Tiziana De Col, unwinds from her busy week at Tutti Frutti during BB Yoga Flow's Therapeutic Yoga class led by certified yoga instructor Agnes Baljawejder-Busch. (KLAUS BUSCH)

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y you could travel to India in 15 minutes, would you do it?

See story on page 10. A rickshaw, available for pick ups and drop offs, is parked outside Placencia's new Indian restaurant. (Ben Kim/ESOTERIC VISION PHOTOGRAPHY)

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