Arts & Crafts in Pistoia: showcase of high quality handicrafts

logo-artscrafts-2016From 25 to November 27 2016, in Pistoia takes place the event Arts & Crafts, in the evocative and former industrial spaces of the so-called Cattedrale (Breda’s factories) just outside the ancient walls of town.

Pistoia is at the centre of an area rich in tradition. In 2017 it will be the Capital of Italian Culture and with this event aims to showcase high-quality handicrafts.

There will be plenty to see: from textile art to furnishings and design, to fashion clothing and accessories, from tableware to food design. Furthermore the event will be accompanied by an exhibition (Galleria dell’Artigianato Artistico della Toscana) of objects from over 60 atelier-workshops, symbols of Tuscan creativity and handicraft.

There will be also many themed walks in the historic centre of Pistoia. Visitors will be invited to stroll right into “vie dei mestieri”, the tortuous streets around Piazza Duomo, one of the most fascinating squares of Italy.

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Handicraft and art exhibition in the Aurina Valley

Cover Expo Valle AurinaThe 15th edition of the Expo dedicated to handicraft and art in the Aurina Valley has started and it is going on until the 15th of August 2016.

The Aurina Valley is situated in South Tyrol close to the Italian border with Austria and it is part of the Kronplatz Dolomiten.

It is a beautiful and green valley with a great offer of activities for visitors around all year.

Moreover it has a long handicraft tradition from wood works to lace pillow and during the 2016 Expo it will be possible to see some artisans at work.

We’ll be there soon and we’ll write a report full of images and interviews.

Handicrafts fair of Tuscan Valtiberina

Locandina Mostra Mercato 2016

The 41° Mostra Mercato dell’Artigianato della Valtiberina Toscana will start tomorrow till Sunday, 1st May, with a program dedicated to quality and tradition. The background is the magical atmosphere of the town of Anghiari, in the province of Arezzo (Tuscany), and the incomparable beauty of its historical center.

The event is a real institution in the handicraft area.

The exhibition will be an opportunity to see the best of “handmade”, a wide range of selected handicraft products in the fields of wood, leather, fabrics and wrought iron, ceramics and precious metals, to the most modern techniques.

In addition, the fair will be enriched by important art events, such as exhibition “IL PANNO DI PIERO” dedicated to the Casentino cloth and curated by the company TACS at Palazzo Pretorio, Piazza del Popolo.

We’ll be there to tell you more about the fair, the artisans and the beautiful Anghiari.