Festival of Folk Arts

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Festival of Folk Arts

Festival of Folk Arts
1014, Budapest Szent György tér 2. Budavári Palota
August 16, 2014 - August 20, 2014
2014-08-16 2014-08-20

The Festival of Folk Arts focus on special topics on every year that desine the whole event. During this year we focus on the following two topics.

In 2014 the choice fell on the craft of metallurgy, which will be presented in the Oroszlán Udvar in mobile show rooms and workshops.

The exhibitions will be supervised by professionals, who are the representatives of various branches of metallurgy; such as: János Tarjányi cutler and popular industrial artist, Zoltán Pongrácz trade organizer of the “Tűzzel-Vassal” festival, Zoltán Takáts smith and the guild master of the Hungarian Guild of Smith Craft and last but not least the Museum of Öntöde.

In course of the exhibition selected pieces of the following genres will be on view: smith, armourer, cutler, brazier, goldsmith, enamel and many other crafts.

Moreover, curious visitors can have an inside look into the secrets of the workshops. During the festival the following workshops will be present: ancient metallurgical workshop, bell-found, tin soldier maker, creation of medals, damascening, smith and armourer workshops and egg shoeing workshop. Beside the exhibitions professional presentations and screenings will take place.

Our aim is still the presentation of very rare in Europe but still active crafts, that are possible to see today because of creative minds and hardworking people from the past.

Arrive in folk costume!
We had a very successful initiation last year where we wanted to salute in front of the culture of the Hungarian folk costume. Lots of visitors arrived in costume but we would like to repeat it during this year as well. We remunerate and evaluate those who arrive with some special pieces for example a stylish, folk headwear, hat.

The costumed visitors is going to captured by a professional crew, the photo can be take away as a gift of the festival. The photos made during the festival going to judge by experts, the best of them going with valuable prices awarded.

The awards are one 50 000 HUF, one 40 000 HUF, 30 000 HUF valued and five 15 000 HUF valued voucher valid in the shop of Mesterporta till 31/12/2013. So, arrive in folk costume and give a chance to the great awards or at least a great photo!

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