Colourful Photos From 2018 Ondo State Art Festival
Akure the capital city of Ondo State yesterday come alive as Akeredolu declared open the 2018 Art Festival tagged “2018 ARTFEST”
The city was agog with funfairs as Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, rode on a cart from the Governor’s office through Nepa roundabout to the International Culture and Event Center (DOME) to mark the beginning of a week long activities aimed at showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the State.
Both the young and the old, women and men and people from far and near joined the train on a road show to dance round part of the state capital as part of the activities marking the opening ceremony of the ARTFEST.
The Governor was radiating with joy as he acknowledged cheers from residents of the town who drove past the heavy crowd embedded in the fun train.
At the NEPA neighborhood market, market women and other residents of the town, trooped out en masse to hail the Governor who rode humbly in a cart pulled by a white horse.
The Governor finally declared the 2018 ARTFEST opened on a colorful stage within the premise of the DOME.
Firework greeted the opening speech as the crowd and other residents of the state were treated to an awesome experience with the display of fireworks which lasted for over 10 minutes.
Governor Akeredolu appreciated the Ministry of Arts and Culture for making the event possible. He also thanked the Oshodi Art Gallery for partnering with the state to organise such colorful event.
The Governor promised that the ARTFEST would be better next year with lots of funfair.
The ARTFEST is aimed at generating a financial forecast of over hundred million.
The programme will also create awareness and promote of works of Arts, Culture and Tourism potentials of the State.
The one week 2018 ONDOFEST programme is proudly festival of arts, music, drama and cultural celebration in the state, our heritage and diversity, with active cultural troops participation from the 18 local government areas of the state.
The Festival will also feature: Agro Tourism, Mountain Racing, Food and Drinks Festival, Open Air Film Show, Fashion Show, Book and Literature, Choreography, Award Night, Face Painting, Tourist Sightseeing and Afro -Modern Fashion Carnival.
The opening event was shortly followed by an official Art exhibition at the DOME.