Art exhibitions pivotal to promote local artists, art: Samina

KARACHI, Dec 3 (APP): First Lady Samina Alvi on Saturday said that the art and craft exhibitions were pivotal in promoting local arts and artists and that the value of art in society could not be ignored as it formed the soul of the cultural identity.

She was addressing the participants of the 17th Daachi Arts and Craft Exhibition organized by Daachi, a non-profit organization that strived to bring the artistic community together. The foundation has empowered local artisans for the past 12 years through its exhibitions and craft development.

The first lady, who inaugurated the exhibition, also interacted with the participants, congratulated the organizers and appreciated the artworks of the artists.

She also visited various stalls of the artisans and appreciated their work.

Being held at Expo Centre Karachi, the two-day Daachi exhibition has participation from scores of craftspersons and entrepreneurs from all over the country.