11-13 October

Reasons to attend an Art Festival

We know that Soroptimists are women who are leaders in being innovative. In fact, all women have hints of artistic tendencies in their life. Using the viewpoint of artists and the unity that this approach provides us, we can envision a future that is more in tune with our past; we hope to see ourselves wandering in the mystique of antique cities and towns.
By gathering a wide variety of artists at our art festival from the surrounding areas, we hope to be able to get a glimpse into what they have to offer; the aesthetic weaving culture of Denizli in the elegant homes of Buldan. This 3-day experience will be enhanced by infusing the cuisine of the locals to brighten the palette. We will spend the mornings by walking with the birds that water at Süleymanlı Lake, and spend our evenings listening to the cicadas.
Our 3-day event is sure to leave us with a new perspective that reminds us of why we’re fond of our past, and will keep us filled with happiness for a long time!

Dear Soroptimists,

We are planning a “Soroptimist Art Festival” with the aim of displaying our artistic touch and loving nature to the world. Within this festival, we’re planning to have a series of events where our Soroptimist Sisters can show off their talents and skills. We think that the participation of all of our Soroptimist Sisters will strengthen and bring color to the festival. In addition to the exhibits that are put on display by our artists, there will be various workshops that will be shown, which will be open to participants to touch and feel so that we can work together to create new pieces of art. Being that the historical weaving capital of Turkey is Buldan, we hope to create memories with the help of the Turkish Soroptimist Club President Nur Velidedeoğlu Kavuncu, who will be involved with the festival from 11 to 13 October, 2019, during which we hope to see all of our Soroptimist Sisters.

You are required to submit your entries until September 15th and bring in as many works as you want. After your transportation to Denizli, we will meet you and take you to the place where you will prepare your workshop in the festival area. All the transportation, accommodation and food expenses of the artists participating in the festival will be made by the Festival Committee.

Soroptimist Club of Denizli and Karsiyaka

Contact : nihalduruayt@gmail.com – rasyonel35@yahoo.com

Program

Opening Ceremony

13:00

Band and Drama show, opening ceremony with a mini fashion show.

Printing Workshop

14:00-15:00

Dye-print workshop for local weaving with natural materials with the help of our artist.(requires registration)

Workshop

15:00-16:00

Workshop with our guest artist

Workshop

16:00-17:00

Workshop with our guest artist

Tripolis Antic City Tours - Dinner

18:00

Closing of the stands. Tripolis ancient city tour.
Night walk, music performance and dinner time

Hiking, Yoga, Breakfast

08:00-10:00

Quiet walk by the lake on the Süleymanlı plateau, yoga and breakfast with local tastes.(requires registration)

Marbling(Ebru) Workshop

10:00-11:00

Marbling workshop with our artist.(requires registration)

Bread Making In the Oven

11:00-12:00

Bread making workshop from local wheat with our guest from Wheat Association.(requires registration)

Workshop

12:00-13:00

Workshop with our guest artist.

Lunch Break

13:00-14:00

Lunch break with local dishes

Glass Bead Workshop

14:00-15:00

Glass bead workshop with our guest artist.(requires registration)

Terra-Cotta Soil Object and Painting Workshop

15:00-16:00

Terra-cotta soil objects and painting workshops with our guest artist.(requires registration)

Workshop

16:00-17:00

Workshop with our guest artist.

Food & Beverage Tsting Workshop

17:00-19:00

Local wine tasting workshop(requires registration, 18 and above)

Dinner

19:00

Group meal

Breathing Workshop

08:00-10:00

Breathing workshop.(requires registration)

Workshop

10:00-13:00

Workshop with our guest artist.

Lunch

13:00

We end our festival with lunch on sunday afternoon.

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