THERE’S so much going on at Shangri-La Plaza, and two of the most recent crowd-drawers were Craft Mania at the Shang: Arts and Crafts Fair and Workshops and Desserts Fair at the Shang, both of which took place at the mall’s posh East Wing.
Craft Mania at the Shang, which had a three-day run at the Lower Ground Level and East Atrium of the East Wing, pooled together the mall’s arts, crafts and complementary brands for a creative and educational weekend that brought out the artist in mall-goers.
There were exciting displays from participating brands, who also offered special promos, while an array of workshops had both new and passionate arts and crafts enthusiasts indulging in sketching, do-it-yourself card making, brush calligraphy, polymer clay, basic pottery, typography, chalk and sand art, as well as various coloring activities that included watercolor. Some of the workshops were presented by Stabilo and Scribe Writing Essentials, and calligraphers Fozzy Dayrit and Anina Rubio lent their precious time and talent to the calligraphy sessions. Since the workshops were offered free and were even inclusive of materials, those interested in learning certain arts and crafts really turned out during the workshops held at the East Atrium. There were also Princess Diva musical performances by Trumpets Musicademy and ballet performances by JNA Dance Studio.
Over at the Crafts Fair taking place at the Lower Ground Level of Shangri-La Plaza’s East Wing, participating tenants—Build City, Hobbes & Landes, JNA Dance & Fitness Center, Justice, Ogalala, Powerbooks, Powerville, Quirks, Sacramento Sam’s Gemstone, Scribe Writing Essentials, Tie Me Up Buttercup,Toys R’ Us and Trumpets Musicademy—set up booths and offered great promo packages and discounts.
Desserts Fair at the Shang, which followed the next weekend, gave mall-goers a saccharine-filled surprise when the participating tenants set up booths at the Lower Ground Level of the mall’s East Wing and presented a mouth-watering array of new and irresistibly delicious desserts. Participating brands included Baker’s Fresh, Dippin’ Dots, Epicurious, Gelatissimo, Golden Spoon, Poetry & Prose, Red Ribbon, Villa Del Corte, and Wicked.
“The Shang wants to enrich everyone’s summer with dynamic lifestyle events. We’re thrilled to bring these one-of-a-kind activities to friends and families who are looking for alternative ways to spend the summer season in the city,” says Lala Fojas, Shangri-La Corporation’s executive vice president and general manager.