This weekend, the annual Paint the Town celebration will bring Morocco’s culture, history, food, and fashion to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Paint the Town Moroccan, hosted by the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, will offer a series of fun, fashionable, and enlightening activities to entertain and educate about Morocco and its historic friendship with the Untied States, and to celebrate the contributions of the vibrant Moroccan-American community in the DC metro area.
The event, organized by Leslie Westbrook of the Academy Art Museum, with help from the Washington Moroccan Club, will feature a souk—a market where artisans, craftsmen, and vendors sell Moroccan handmade goods, carpets, caftans, leather goods, and spices. Artwork exhibits will feature Moroccan artists Hamid Kachmar and photography by Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi. His Excellency Ambassador Rachad Bouhlal, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the US, will be a special guest and will officially open the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
On Friday, May 4, former US Ambassador to Morocco and host of the event, Edward Gabriel, will give a talk, “Morocco: America’s Oldest Friend” sharing little known historical facts about US-Moroccan relations. [Click here for more information...]