Artania 2012. About the festival
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Noncommercial Fund Cultural and Educational and Exhibition Center of Artistic Crafts “Siberian Vernisage”

With the support of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Entrepreneurship Development of Novosibirsk region and the City Administration of Novosibirsk

Invites you to take part

In the Sixth International Festival of Artistic Crafts “ARTANIA”

Made in Siberia! Мade with Love and Care!

From June 15, till July 5, 2012, in the public garden

in front of Opera and Ballet Theater on Lenin's square,

Novosibirsk is Russia's third-largest city, after Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and the largest city of Siberia, with a population of 1,473,700. It is the administrative center of Novosibirsk Oblast as well as of the Siberian Federal District.

Noncommercial Fund “Siberian Vernisage” has been working since 2001 in order to preserve and develop artistic crafts in Siberia, to popularize traditional national culture, and to develop exhibition and trade fair activity. . Among most notable achievements of the Fund is establishment of a Toy Museum, the only museum of such kind beyond the Urals, carrying out of international festivals of artistic crafts "Artania" (Novosibirsk, 2007–2010), ArtAutumn (2009, 2010), BazArt (2009, 2010), establishment of a craft training center (2008-2010).

Artania is a trade fair

Here you can buy unique, one-of-a-kind interior decorations, exclusive ethnic clothes, ornaments and hand-made souvenirs, honey and sweets.

Artania is a city of masters

New master classes open every hour on two-three different sites, you may see potter’s wheels and blacksmith shops demonstrating their work. Masters generously share the secrets of their craft with those who are fond of folk arts and crafts.

Artania is a folklore festival

Song, round dance and game and ceremonial programs, dramatized farce show programs, both interactive and spectacular, charge you with buoyancy and vivacity.

Artania and its competitive program

Inter-regional professional competitions are held in an interactive blitz-mode on the festival site: a competition for craftsmen – “Artania’s Gold” for the title of the Best master of Siberia, and a competition for young and beginning masters – “Artania’s apprentice”.

Artania and its charitable program

The festival holds a charitable action “Give Good for the Children” to support young mothers with children, who are in a difficult life situation.

Exhibition products

  • Products of artistic crafts
  • Musical instruments
  • Herbs, Siberian natural cosmetics and biologically active food supplements
  • Honey and beekeeping products
  • Books about art and artistic crafts
  • Equipment and expendable materials for artistic crafts



Artania is the most interactive art and craft fair in Russia. During 21 days of Artania-2011 300 hours of master classes have been conducted which were attended by about 2.5 thousand people who produced 2.5 thousand man-made products.

Artania is the biggest fair of arts and crafts in Russia. The total number of participants in Artania-2011 is 500, including masters and arts and crafts teams from 30 regions of Russia, the CIS countries and from far abroad. The total of number of visitors is about 200 thousand people.

Artania is a space for open communication: a place for dialogue, a place to meet, to make discoveries and to share your know-how.

Place: public garden on Lenin's square in front of Opera and Ballet Theater.

Bus stop – Lenin's Square metro station.

Organizer of the festival: Noncommercial Fund Siberian Vernisage (Chairman of the Fund – Navolotskaya Anna)

43, Kommunisticheskaya Street, Novosibirsk, 630007, Russia,

Phone / fax: +7 (383) 217-77-64, +7 (383) 214-32-62

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