In addition to exciting news regarding the 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts, I recently came across more interesting news from Guam: The gates of Sågan Kotturan Chamoru, the Chamorro Cultural Center, are now open to the island’s artists and to the public. Countless volunteers and members of Inadahen I Lana’la’ I Kotturan Chamoru spent many hours and several years turning an old housing compound for a former hospital (an eight-building complex) above Ypao Beach into a community for artists.
Vice President, Raphael Unpingco, states-
“We want to try to make it a place where kids can learn their language, learn arts from weaving, painting, film production, pottery and, at the same time, we want to get into agriculture and culinary arts and medicinal practices.”
Tumon Bay lies just north east of the International Airport.
I have no doubts that the center will be super busy during the Festival of Pacific Arts in 2016.
Feel free to read the article about the new Chamorro Cultural Center.