Guam is a pot of melting cultures, of different islands in the Micronesia and hence is as varied as it gets. Primarily Guam plays hosts to three important events in the Arts and culture calendar every year.
Guam Micronesia Island Fair
The Guam Micronesia Island Fair (GMIF) is an annual three-day celebration of cultural diversity in Micronesia and the Western Pacific. Being conducted for the past 30 years, GMIF has been the region’s largest annual gathering for artists, performers, and cultural practitioners from Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Marshall Islands, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Yap, and other Pacific islands to share and celebrate their unique cultures and traditions. The three-day event draws tens of thousands in attendance. GMIF showcases all of the exciting aspects of Chamorro culture from traditional woodcarving, weaving, cultural dance and chanting to contemporary painting, handmade jewelry, local fashion, live music, cuisine, and more. This event is conducted by GVB.
Guam Art Exhibit
The Guam Art Exhibit, also known as GAX, is a collective art show that highlights Guam’s diverse range of local artists and styles. GAX has provided a forum for unknown, emerging, and established artists and has worked to encourage and develop the island’s talent pool and local art community by providing an environment where artists are free to create without limitations. This platform is comprised of artists from varied disciplines including commercial artists, painters, illustrators, graffiti artists, sculptors, musicians, and tattoo artists.
Guam International Film Festival
The Guam International Film Festival (GIFF), conducted every year, bridges the cinematic gap between Guam and the rest of the world and brings together one of the most diverse groups of nationalities and ethnic communities ever to converge in one arena.