The Rotary Club of Pattaya, which has been around since 1972 providing charitable events in the local community, is currently presenting a socially distanced friendly art exhibition/competition on the sixth floor of Central Festival featuring art from talented students at eleven local schools displaying the individual artist’s renditions of peace.
The 87 entries, depicting each individual artist’s visual interpretation of ‘peace’, will be shown in an exhibition at Central Festival shopping mall on the 6th floor for 14 days from April 23rd until May 6th, where anyone can come and vote for your favorites. Each individual gets the chance to vote for their three favorites, the mall is currently open from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. due to Covid-19 precautions. All the paintings were hand-drawn and designed by actual local Pattaya students from eleven local schools. There are members from the Rotary Club of Pattaya present everyday to assist you with voting.
The event was grand-opened under Covid-19 social distancing precautions by Pattaya Deputy Mayor Banlue Kullavanijaya, representing Pattaya City Mayor Sonthaya Khunplome. The grand opening event, which required mask-wearing and seating well apart from other participants to protect against Covid-19, also featured speakers from four different religions, Judaism, Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam, all promoting peace and understanding and stressing that in a city as diverse and international as Pattaya that promoting and understanding peace is essential.
The event was concluded with a ribbon-cutting to officially christen the event by Deputy Mayor Banlue Kullavanijaya. The event was well attended by students from local schools, their parents, members of the Rotary Club of Pattaya, and members from various different religious groups and communities in the Pattaya area all in the interest of promoting peace.
The voting will continue for two weeks at which point the votes will be tabulated and put together to announce winners and hand out prizes of up to 10,000 baht to winning students at an upcoming Peace Concert (Contingent on the Covid-19 situation), which we provide more details on in a separate article. You can learn more about this aspect by clicking here.
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Here are some photos from the event: