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.

According to the organizers, the festival will be devoted to various programs that reveal to the audience the secrets of one of the folk crafts in the heart of Vologda - Kremlin Square.

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. In addition to it, a unique contest for national cuisine will be held for the first time within the framework of the international festival “Voice of Crafts”.

The first international festival “Voice of Crafts” was held in 2013 and gathered about 40,000 visitors. Last year the event was attended by more than 100,000 residents and guests of Vologda City.

Теги: Vologda, Voice of Crafts, festival summer
Vologda Oblast official website