36th Flame Tree Arts Festival in Saipan from April 20-23, 2017

CNMI – The Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture annual Flame Tree Arts Fesival, is tentatively scheduled for April 20-23, 2017 on Saipan at the Civic Center, Susupe Beach Park.

CNMI would like to extend an invitation for Guam’s participation at this four-day event – Guam’s artists, performers, and entertainers for Cultural displays and shows.

For more information about the festival, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Gary Sword at kkmp670@gmail.com, (670) 233-14400 or Mr, Parker Yobei at the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture office 9670) 322-9982/3 or parkeryobei@gmail.com.



Since 1981, the FLAME TREE ARTS FESTIVAL has celebrated the natural and cultural beauty of the Northern Mariana Islands by producing a dynamic 4 day event featuring indigenous and cultural arts, music, crafts, art competition, dance and recognition of indigenous artists and cultural purveyors. The Flame Tree Festival brings together local and Pacific arts and culture in a central setting.

At this community festival, art enthusiasts discover spectacular paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more, offering extraordinary art for every taste. Thousands of dollars in art will be on display, providing locals and visitors with the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind wares and meet the artists behind the work, hearing firsthand what inspires them.

Plus, you can enjoy a variety of local activities and performances throughout the 4 day event, including live music, hands-on activities and art happenings. Schools will be afforded space to showcase, sell and promote the arts crafted in their schools.

One of the things that makes this work well is a community-centered approach. We will enlist the help of parents, students, principals, and residents with whom we already have a relationship stemming from our partnerships with local schools, businesses, government entities and organizations.