Cayfest, The Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts, is Cayman’s finest showcase of local talent. With an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, theatre, film, fashion design, and cultural discussions, this festival has an emphasis on local arts and culture. At the same time the festival stimulates and inspires local artists by including a diverse range of participants.
Some highlights of the Festival include films from the ever-popular Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase (TCFS), the National Arts Awards, Café Cayman, a Historical Treasure Hunt and the work of countless local artists and arts organisations!
National Arts & Culture Awards Announced • February 21st
Click here to view the winners of the 19th Annual National Arts & Culture Awards.
Dress for Culture Day • February 22nd
"We must realise that we are more alike than different in our various cultural expressions and by working together we can have a more significant impact on our development as human beings. Setting aside one day specifically to showcase our national dress, food or other memorabilia, is a good start to the weaving of our cultural tapestry." – Lorna Bush, CNCF Programmes and Public Education Officer
‘Red Sky at Night’ festival • February 23rd • 2013 Festival Map
On Saturday, February 23rd from 4pm to 12 midnight, delicately tucked in the midst of colour-saturated trees and shining lakes, the F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre was transformed for the ‘Red Sky at Night’ Festival! The event was an enchanting evening, rich in arts and culture. Walking through the garden, visitors were treated to live performances from dancers, actors and storytellers as well as creative work by local visual artists and crafts people. Celebrated films from around the Caribbean and inspiring performances were featured within the festival theatres. Visitors were escorted by the sounds of the steel pan, fiddle and drums and lured by a mouthwatering array of local culinary delicacies. For all the reasons we love arts and culture in the Cayman Islands!
Red Sky at Night Photo Album (Link to CNCF Facebook page)
F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre 17 Harquail Drive
P.O. Box 30201 Grand Cayman KY1-1201 Cayman Islands
Phone: 345 949 5477 Fax 345 949 4519