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Over 400 craftsmen from Russia, CIS-states and foreign countries have applied to participate in International Folk Crafts Festival «City of Crafts» on June 29-July 1

Applications from artisans are received in the following categories – traditional female crafts, wooden and birch bark craft painting, valenki (kind of felt boots), wood engraving and wicker-work, blacksmithing, potter's craft and forgotten handicrafts.

The festival is aimed at popularization of folk arts and handicrafts among the younger generation. It is arranged with an active backing of the Vologda City Administration and a Handicrafts Centre «Reznoi Palisad (Carved Fence)».

In 2018 the International Folk Crafts Festival «Voice of Crafts» is starting out the new year with a new name in Vologda. The organizers of the international folk crafts event have announced that it will now be known as City of Crafts. The Vologda City Administration and a Handicrafts Centre «Reznoi Palisad (Carved Fence)» that run the event announced the rebranding in April 2018.

After four very enjoyable and successful years, the festivals will continue under a new name – «City of Crafts».

The festival will include creative workshops, lectures and round table meetings where leading experts on folk culture will share their ideas and projects.

Applications for participation in International festival «City of Crafts» can be sent by May 31 at mail@golosremesel.ru.

Vologda oblast official website