October 15, 2018 was the annual Artisan Day Celebration. The women artisans dressed in their best saris and adorned their hair with flowers to celebrate Artisan Day. This annual event is a day of performances put on by and dedicated to the artisans. Each group prepared a skit, dance or song which they presented on stage before a large audience of fellow artisans, staff and family members. Before the big day the women spent hours selecting a theme and practicing. Many of the performances had a social theme.
The varied performances of Ghar Udyog, Arpan and Khalsa Collectives shared themes of religious tolerance and a united India. The women of Nirmaan Collective bravely relinquished their saris and salwar kameezes to put on a fashion show of their favorite MarketPlace products. Artisan Day is a special occasion when all the members of all the groups get together to rekindle friendships and share joy.