Arts theatre allows vendors to sell craft

The National,Tuesday June 14th, 2016

THE Moresby Arts Theatre is allowing local vendors to sell handicraft and souvenirs at its premises because it is safe and secure for them and buyers.
The arts and craft market is opened to the public fortnightly on Saturdays.
Moresby Arts Theatre (MAT) president Maya Peipul said the theatre was where drama, dances and music were performed for audiences.
But they helped the local women because they needed a safe and secure place to sell their wares.
It is also a safe and secure environment for expatriates and tourists to buy souvenirs.
“It attracts people to the theatre who might not have come here before,” she said.
“They can become members of the theatre. So it is beneficial for us as a theatre as well as the arts and the crafts people.”
The MAT charges the sellers K15 per stall to display their art and craft for sale.
During the arts and craft market, the theatre auditorium runs children movies on the big screen for free.
An expatriate shopping at the market told The National that she was happy to buy things there which were really beautiful and of good quality.