Imperial Valley Press
Regional Chamber celebrates Women’s Day with Paint and Sip
EL CENTRO – Through a guided painting activity and enjoying refreshments, the Imperial Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (IVRCC) and the City of El Centro hosted Paint and Sip to celebrate International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8.
Female attendees joined in the joy of painting a purple bouquet, led by Unwind and Design Creative Studio co-owner Kimberly Alfaro.
IVRCC Director of Operations Kayla Kirby-Ramirez said that beginner painters who attended the event could leave with an art piece they are proud to share.
“The idea is that women in our community can come and have an evening to themselves where they can relax and enjoy,” she said. “They came here tonight as strong women, but now they’ve learned this new skill too.”
Kirby-Ramirez said that International Women’s Day serves as a reminder of the importance of women in the community.
“Women have always been strong and had a strong presence, but I think it’s more normalized now,” the former newspaper editor said, “and it’s important for us not to forget the effort that took us to get there.”
To commemorate a historic day, the Old Post Office Pavilion hosted the creativity and artistry of attendees.
“We thought it was a great way to incorporate art with a historic building and bring more culture to the community,” said Adriana Nava, Community Services Director for the City of El Centro.
Nava said International Women’s Day is an opportunity to see the greatness of women.
“Women take care of so much, and celebrating women is important,” Nava said.