16 days Paleochora Art Week 2016
Paleochora Art Week is excited to announce that on the 3rd of September the greatest gallery in Crete opens its doors for the fourth year. Bringing art to the people. One of the largest collective art exhibitions in Greece.
Starting with a great opening party at 7:30 pm the 3rd of September in the Town Hall of Paleochora. 40 artists from around the world will take part, exhibiting their artwork up until 18th of September, in the Town Hall and in the 23 Art Points of Paleochora, in the bars, cafes, taverns, hotels and at the beaches around the village.This year there is again a tombola. Anyone purchasing a ticket has an opportunity to win a piece of art from one of the artist. The lottery will be drawn at the Closing Party at 18th of Sept.
Paleochora Art Week started four years ago and lasted for one week, so hence the name, however at the end of this week, people asked for a longer time to see all the paintings, photographs and sculptures. Now the Paleochora Art Week is a 16 day event with extra attractions. The greatest attraction is the Underwater exhibition at Methexis Beach. This is the second year that visitors can snorkel in the sea and view the exhibition. This year, 13 artists will display a dazzling array of paintings, photographs, sculptures and other things, there were not expecting. Look at the documentation film from last year on youtube. And for people, coming this year. and who like it more dry, could see a film in the Town Hall.
Art Week offers a program with exciting events: underwater music, Art for Kids, Artist at Work and guided Art Walks. Who likes to get into a conversation with an artist, should visit one of our Artist at Work events. There you can watch how the artists create their paintings or sculpture. Three painters and one sculptor will work and explain how they use material or techniques. Look at the program and don’t hesitate to speak with the artists.
For visitors who want to know more about artists, the art exhibited and Art Week should look at the program for the guided Art Walks in different languages.
Who want’s to shake a leg has different possibilities: at the Art Week Party (7.9.), at the Dance Marathon (10.9.) or during a creative dance workshop (11.9.). Who likes it more easy can have a look at Buthoh Dance (17.9.).
The Paleochora Art Week is a non-profit organization, organized by a few artists and financed with the money of the artists and by the support of local sponsors.
With complimentary admission to the town hall and all art points.