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The arts and activism festival will feature its usual mix of booths and events highlighting homegrown social causes.The arts and activism festival will feature its usual mix of booths and events highlighting homegrown social causes.PETALING JAYA, March 21 — Arts and activism festival Art for Grabs celebrates its 10th anniversary by focusing on the role we can play in saving the planet.

The two-day event titled “Art for Grabs: Fifty Shades of Green” will be held at The School in Jaya One in Petaling Jaya on March 25 and 26.

It will feature a variety of booths and events highlighting homegrown social causes.

In a statement, Art for Grabs founder Pang Khee Teik said the festival hopes to popularise environmental issues through creative public participation.

Among the highlights are a series of forums such as “A Batik Revolution: Save Our Dyeing Rivers” and “Whose Forest Is It Anyway? The Orang Asli Dilemma”; a panel moderated by the Chevening Talk Series on “Saving The Planet: Whose responsibility is it?”; as well as a wayang kulit performance by the Fusion Wayang Kulit team.

The event will also highlight campaigns powered by citizens such as “Sampah Menyampah: Minah’s and Ah Chung’s Solutions to Plastic Bag Pollution” and the #TakNakStraw Campaign.

* “Art for Grabs: Fifty Shades of Green” will be held on March 25 and 26 at The School, Ground Floor, Jaya One, from 12pm to 8pm. For details, visit facebook.com/artforgrabs

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