More than 150 craftsmen and 200 performing artistes will showcase their skills at the Lokotsav 09′, a national festival of folk art and handicrafts. The festival is organised by the state government, directorate of art and culture, Goa and West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur from January 4 to 13, 2009 at Darya Sangam, Kala Academy.  The tenth festival is expected to be a colourful one with Goan craftsmen getting an opportunity to display their handicraft items alongside their counterparts from all over India. “The stalls will be provided to the craftsmen free of cost,” sources said. The main objective of the festival is to provide exposure to the craftsmen across the country.  Read more at    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Goa/150_craftsmen_to_take_part_in_Lokotsav/articleshow/3928609.cms