Founder of Chill step Sundays Thabo Letsebe better known as Drew Chadhall says the art exhibition show has widely received incredible vibe and attendance, from talented young artists and fashion designers as it continues to promote the arts industry in Botswana.
The growing event celebrates art and mostly gives up and coming artists a platform to exhibit and sell their work portraying various artistic work.
“We have received tremendous passion from the young artists out in this country, so the reception has been wonderful. Basically the chill-step Sunday is free of charge for young artists to get exposure, however we do have a panel of judges who help us in selecting the best artistic work,” Letsebe told Time Out.
The art exhibition which is fused with Electronic Dance Music (EDM) features many upcoming Deejays who mostly play the electronic dance genre. “These young guys really take their craft seriously although the electro music is no that popular in our local borders. Our primary objective is to develop and unearth new talent particularly in the arts industry so we intend to give the youth as much chance in the industry,” he said.
Meanwhile this publication understands that Barclays Bank of Botswana has come on board in helping funding the event despite struggles to find sponsors of late.
“I am delighted that Barclays Bank of Botswana came on board to support our event because we have been out on a hunt for a sponsor. It is really encouraging to see the recognition that the arts industry is getting but I particularly think more can be done in helping grow the arts and entertainment industry,” Letsebe said.
Chill step Sundays is held on the first Sunday of each month and a host of multimillion pula companies are invited to come buy certain art products on offer. “It is really encouraging for these young artists to see these rich companies showing interest in their products. That on its own is a motivation to send quality material which can get them recognition,” Letsebe concluded.