Jerusalem International Arts and Crafts Festival

The 35th Annual International Arts and Crafts Fair of Jerusalem will take place in Sultan's Pool from 2-14 August, 2010. The colorful fair, known as Khutsot Hayotser in Hebrew and named after the small arts and crafts lane which is open year round at the foot of the Old City Walls, features 150 Israeli artists and artisans, an international art exhibit from 39 countries, an international food fair, attractions for children, creative workshops, theater, dance and musical performances and spreads over an area of 5,000 square meters. A number of pavillions hosting various artists, food, entertainment are on display. The Israeli Pavilion houses over 150 of Israel's finest artists, exhibiting and selling paintings, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, textiles and weaving, Judaica, woodwork and more. An International Pavilion features artists from the Far East, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. An aboriginal art exhibition from Australia will be on display for the first time ever. Some of the most popular Israeli performers will provide life entertainment inside Sultan's Pool every evening at 21:30 including Gidi Gov (2.8), Boaz Sharabi (3.8), Hadag Hanahash (4.8), Arkadi Duchin (5.8), David Broza (7.8), Church of Reason (8.8), Aviv Gefen (9.8), Mosh Ben Ari (10.8),) Shlomi Shabat (11.8), Achinoam Nini (12.8) and Ivri Lider (14.8). Smaller stages will host performing groups from Colombia, Korea, Poland, Romania and Thailand. An International Food Fair will be abailable completed with a Bedouin and artisans from Hebron and Ramallan will demonstrate ancient glass-blowing techniques. Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design will also feature variou artistic crafts on display. Admission to the fair includes entry to the pavilions and all the live music, dance and theater events. The fair is open every evening (except Fridays) from 18:00 – 23:00 and Saturday from one hour after the end of the Sabbath until midnight. For a full schedule of events:

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