A new cultural facility has been opened in Santa Maria, on the island of Sal. Kasa d’Arte is intended to promote the work of artists from Cape Verde and Sal in particular. It is hoped that this will reinvigorate culture on the island including crafts, sculpture, theatre, dance, music and literature.
The Câmara Municipal do Sal has worked in collaboration with cultural agencies. Mayor, Júlio Lopes, explained that Kasa d’Arte is intended to be a facility for all artists on the island. The cultural community on Sal should be working together to retain and improve the supply of products to local people and also to tourists. The building will be a showroom for the work of artists of all kinds.