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The Gambia, a small West African country, has a very short selling season for the craft markets where the artists work. As the tourist season is only October through February, these artists have a few months to sell their artwork and make money that has to last them the rest of the year. Julia Newman, Evelyn McCammon, and Sarah Borgardt created The Gambian Art Coalition as a way to promote sustainable development in The Gambia through partnering with local artists and investing in their communities. The Gambia, a small West African country, has a very short selling season for the craft markets where the artists work. As tourist season is only October through February, these artists have a few months to sell their artwork and make money that has to last them the rest of the year. “We’re working to create a platform for Gambian artists to sell their craft in the U.S. and assist in creating more opportunities for them to earn a sustainable income year round,” says Julia, Director of Communications and Marketing. See how The Gambia is being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by watching this short documentary and read their full story in this link: https://www.firstfrontierforward.com/post/juniata-students-create-opportunities-for-gambian-artists Check out the beautiful art pieces on Facebook and on Instagram Gambian Art Coalition

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