Art al Vent 2018

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From 14 August to September 9, see balconies full of hand-woven craft in Gata’s town centre

Visit the street called ‘Bassa’ to see 67 canvases of artists from 22 countries from all continents; proof the prestige this exhibition has gained over the years.

‘Art al vent’ combines contemporary textile creations with the popular tradition of hanging quilts over balconies during local festivities as processions go by; a deeply rooted tradition in Costa Blanca towns.

This year is the XV edition and will fill the town with textures and colours and many hanging covers that the town is renown for.

Art al Vent 2018 - cartel

Lots of cultural activities will also be organised so that visitors can make the most of their visit to find out more and enjoy the town:

Programme

Tuesday, 14 August 8.00 pm

  • In front of the town hall: inauguration of ‘Art al Vent’ and performance of the groups Grup de Danses La Llata and La Colla el Montgó de Gata.

Friday, 17 August 8.00 pm

  • Lively music procession, starting at the ‘Plaza de España’, of the ‘Art al Vent’ circuit with the drum group Batucada de Gata: ‘Gatucada’.

Tuesday, 21 August 8.00 pm

  • In front of the town hall: presentation of the book ‘La memòria de les ones’ by Pepa Guardiola.

Friday, 24 August 8.00 pm

  • In front of the town hall: gathering of poets III Trobada de Poetes Gaters.

Tuesday, 28 August 8.00 pm

  • Starting at the town hall: fascinating guided tour of the exhibition ‘Art al Vent’ by Josep Ginestar, teacher at the local experimental arts school ‘A. Vives’ and exhibition coordinator.

Tuesday, 4 September 7:00 pm

  • Starting at the town hall: traditional urban route by Miguel Vives, chronicler of Gata.

Sunday, 9 September 8:00 pm

  • Church Square: closing concert by the local youth’s band Banda Juvenil de Gata.

September 9
00:00 — 00:00

Calle la Bassa (Gata de Gorgos)

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