New phase of Arts Corners adds appeal to parks (with photos)
The 19th phase of the Arts Corner at Victoria Park will run from April 1 till March 31 next year, and will be open from 10am to 6pm on Sundays and public holidays at the park's South Pavilion Plaza. The Arts Corner comprises 22 handicrafts and arts services stalls, displaying and selling various kinds of handicrafts and artistic works such as fabric crafts, leather goods and ornaments as well as providing cultural and arts services including face painting, photography and portrait drawing.
The Arts Corner aims to enhance public interest in arts and enrich the arts atmosphere in Hong Kong. It will also make the park a more appealing and enjoyable place for visitors.
Apart from Victoria Park, another Arts Corner is being held at Hong Kong Park while a similar one in Kowloon Park will be in place from June.
The 18th phase of Hong Kong Park's Arts Corner is now open between noon and 6pm every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. It will continue until December 31 at the outdoor area near the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware inside Hong Kong Park. There are 10 stalls in operation including handicrafts stalls selling dough sculptures, paper crafts, straw-weaving works and ornaments, as well as arts stalls providing cultural and arts services including painting, silhouette cutting and portrait drawing.
At Kowloon Park, the 20th phase of the Arts Fun Fair will run from June 3 this year to May 26, 2019, and will be open from 1pm to 7pm on Sundays and public holidays at the Loggia. Individuals or non-profit-making organisations (any charitable organisation which is exempt from tax under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance) interested in operating the stalls in this new round of the Kowloon Park Arts Fun Fair are welcome to submit applications from now until April 16. Prospectuses and application forms can be obtained at 1/F, Kowloon Park Management Office, 22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, or downloaded from the park's website: www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/parks/kp/other/arts_and_crafts.html.
"The Arts Corners have been well received in past years. While taking a break at the Arts Corners, park-goers can also visit other facilities in the parks and spend some pleasant time there," a spokesman for the department said.
For enquiries on the Arts Corners, please call 2890 5824 (Victoria Park), 2521 5041 (Hong Kong Park) or 2724 3344 (Kowloon Park).
Ends/Thursday, March 29, 2018
Issued at HKT 12:57
Issued at HKT 12:57