1 August 2019     Festivals 

Both phases of the International Festival "Art Folk Fest - Summer 2019" were held successfully in the period 19-28 June 2019 and 15-24 July 2019.

More than 2000 performers, including participants from 8 foreign countries, performed in the 6 concerts organized within the International Festival.

The Traditional Forum was organized by the Art-Folk Union for Development of Culture and Arts. Besides the Georgian dance groups participating in “Art-Folk Fest 2019”, there were vocal, dance and musical groups from Israel, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and Armenia. During the two festival phases, the concerts were held in the Kobuleti Outdoor Music Center, Batumi Arts Center and Batumi Summer Theater.

On 25 June at the Historical Fortress “Anaklia” was organized a joint concert between “Art-Folk Fest” and “Art-Kolkhi Folklore Festival”. Before the start of the event, the Mayor of Zugdidi - George Schengelia, welcomed the foreign participants.

Thanks to the support of the Ajarian State Ensemble for Songs and Dances “Arsiani”, the international groups of the festival had the opportunity to watch the rehearsal of the State Ensemble and take part in the master class.

International participants enjoyed excursions to Georgia's largest landmarks. The festival was held in a very friendly and professional atmosphere. The guests were delighted with the Georgian hospitality.

You can watch part of the concert program within the scale folklore event HERE.