Vologda will become home to International Folk Crafts Festival “City of Crafts” on June 14-16
The festival is aimed at popularization of folk arts and handicrafts among the younger generation. It will be arranged with an active backing of the Vologda City Administration and a Handicrafts Centre “Reznoi Palisad (Carved Fence)”.
The festival will also include creative workshops, lectures and round table meetings where leading experts on folk culture will share their ideas and projects.
A variety of skilled craftspeople will talk about their work and techniques. Visitors to the international folk crafts festival will be able to buy their handmade creations, watch and enjoy demonstrations in blacksmithing, pottery, jewellery making, woodworking and more. They will find one-off artworks and homeware items to furnish a living space, individual jewellery and clothing and plenty of unique gift ideas.
Applications for participation in an international festival “City of Crafts” can be sent by May 1 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artisans will show off their virtuosity 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.
Last year the event was attended by more than 50,000 residents and guests of Vologda City. Over 600 craftsmen from Russia and five foreign countries participated in the International Folk Crafts Festival “City of Crafts” in 2018.