Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
Every year France celebrates the Arts by a nation-wide manifestation organized by the various chamber of the arts around the country. Artists are invited to open their studios to the public over a 3 day holiday weekend and various shows and exhibits take place throughout the country to honor the arts. As of last year this event was moved from the Fall to the Spring. As of this year the big change is that the "National Trades of the Arts Weekend" (Les Journées Nationales des Métiers d'Art") has now become the "European Trades of the Arts Weekend" (Les Journées Européennes des Métiers d'Art") with Italy, Spain and Switzerland joining in the fun ! So ... Mark your calendars! This year the it will take place from March 30th to April 1st, no kidding ;o) ! So if you find yourself in one of these countries, then don't be an April's fool and don't miss out! Hundreds of studios open their doors to the public and various exhibits and shows will take place throughout these 4 participating countries. You can visit the website to discover the list of participating artists and exhibits by choosing the country of your preference.
If you plan to take advantage of this great opportunity and happen to be in the region of Brittany (Bretagne), then come on over and visit! I will be be taking part in a collective of 15 artists at the Chapelle d'Arradon, a beautifully restored chapel used now specifically for art exhibits and shows. I will be exhibiting many new pieces of my jewelry before they go onto my website and will be doing a hands-on demonstration at 3 pm.
Voilà! Now that's a plan !
Cheers from France to all my creative colleagues!