One of the oldest international plein air in Bulgaria is becoming part of the program of the European Capital of Culture

Artists from 5 different countries gather at the international plein air in the Old town

Five artists from Plovdiv and five foreign painters will create the regenerated edition of the International Plain painting Plovdiv 2017 from 16th to 26th September in the Nishanyan house in the Old town.

The planer is traditionally organized for 40 years by the Plovdiv Artists’ Association and is one of the oldest in Bulgaria. After a 5-year break, the festival returns as part of the official program of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019. Vasil Stoev, Delyana Georgieva, Jeni Bozukova, Ivan Chakarov, Iliana Manoukova and Nikolay Tomov will recreate the beauty of Plovdiv, the Old town and the historical and cultural sights through their views and creative experience together with his colleagues from Germany, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Hungary. The authors will draw in open workshops with students from art schools in the city and students from AMTII. The event will end with the official opening of the exhibition with the works of the authors. Each participant will provide two paintings that will remain in the city.

The organizers of the Association of Plovdiv Artists have also provided an Open Doors Day for a meeting with the participants in the event, which will take place one week before the final of September 20 in Nishanyan House in the Old town.


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