10th Annual Caribbean Fine Arts Fair & Symposium

March 11, 2020 - 9:00am to March 15, 2020 - 6:00pm [AST -04:00]
Event Location:
Courtney Blackman Grand Salle Gallery & Annex
Tom Adams Financial Centre, Spry Street

Join us at the 10th Edition of CaFA Fair Barbados which will be held from March 11-15, 2020 at the Courtney Blackman Grand Salle Gallery & Annex, Tom Adams Financial Center, Spry Street, Bridgetown, Barbados. The management, artists, volunteers and supporters are looking forward to our return to this wonderful venue at the home of the Barbados Central Bank, as well as our ever-expanding footprint in Historic Bridgetown.

CaFA Fair is one of the largest art exhibitions held annually in Barbados or anywhere in the Caribbean. It is a curated exposition showcasing paintings, photography, sculpture, and drawings by art galleries, institutions and individual artist. The event is geared at generating art sales for artists in the region, facilitating exposure of regional artwork allowing artists to garner worldwide opportunities, and so Barbadians can simply enjoy viewing contemporary art. The event is not merely an exhibition but is quickly transitioning to the level where CaFA Fair will be recognized regionally and internationally as a festival celebrating artists and a prime event where hundreds of fine art pieces are available for sale. Each year another facet is added to our mantle, as for the second year we facilitated an exhibition of top artists from Barbadian Secondary Schools. 

Over 50 artists will exhibit their artwork, as well as our Caribbean Fashion Showcase, and presentations on Symposium Saturday focused on topics relevant to the arts in Barbados and the Caribbean. The documentary film, “The Fire this Time”, will debut at CaFA Fair Barbados on opening night, and a presentation of artwork by Barbadian students and live performances will be held at Norman Centre Mall, Broad Street on Friday and Saturday during the daytime.

An exciting itinerary of musical, spoken word and theatrical performances is on tap as part of the inaugural BRIDGETOWN INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday evening, March 14th and 15th, at the Grande Salle complex’s inner amphitheater.

These events will run concurrently with CaFA Fair Barbados as we continue to present a unique look at the region’s visual and performing arts including distinguished symposium presenters, fashion, spoken word, and film.