Local artists have set their sights on reaping tax benefits offered by government.
That's the word from Culture Minister Stephen Lashley who was speaking at a visual arts exhibition last evening.
The Caribbean Fine Arts Fair is now in its seventh year, and the gallery of the Grande Salle will be alive with art, film and musical performances.
Speaking at the opening gala, Minister Stephen Lashley praised the organisers for providing local and regional artists with a means of displaying and selling their pieces.
According to him, the passing of the Cultural Industries Development Act three years ago was geared at helping artists to not only create but sustain their businesses.
Minister Lashley took time out to view the vibrant paintings and carefully crafted sculptures which were featured prominently throughout the exhibit.
Also present was China's ambassador to Barbados Wang Ke and CBC's producer Teshia Hinds.
Organiser of the Fair, Anderson Pilgrim, used the opportunity to present esteemed visual artist Dr. Ademola Olugebefola with a special award for his contribution to the arts over the years.
In his acceptance speech, Dr. Olugebefola says he believes that without creative vision there would be chaos.
Patrons were also treated to a performance by the Soyemi Sisters of New York.
The exhibition is set to conclude on Sunday.