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International Blacksmiths Art Festival

In Donetsk, from September 18-20, 2011 was held 13th International Blacksmiths Art Festival. Festival has collected more than 100 artists from 5 countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Russia and Ukraine. For the festival was chosen the mystical theme - blacksmiths forged pins and charms against evil and even present them in the Park Avenue of Forged Figures. In total there were 13 sculptures. Among them: the grass snake, the alien monster, a pillar of superstition, Gogol tranquil forest spirit, Baba Yaga, and the spirit of the mine, Donetsk Good Shubin.

The emergence of new figures - one of the brightest, but not the only "trick" of the festival. The whole day passed master classes by blacksmiths, exhibition and sale of their amazing products: from traditional horseshoes and roses to wrought iron tracery samovar and exciting chess. Also held horse shoe competition, contest of best "Forging suit" and "Forging kitchen", also was presented show of Guinness Record master Dmitry Khalaji, music competition "Rock forge" and installations of blacksmith.

The good news was that the Park of Forged Figures, which employs almost all the seats (there are more than 150 publications), soon "spread" around Donetsk. Organizers and city council already preparing new urban areas, where the most significant works of art from blacksmith will take a place in future.

 

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