The International Jerusalem Arts and Crafts Fair (also known as the Hutzot Hayotzer festival) is returning for its 42nd year in the artists’ colony near Sultan’s Pool, just outside the Old City walls.
Running from August 6-18, the family-friendly event will display the handiworks of 150 artists from Israel and countries around the world, representing continents including Central and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Available for sale will be drawings, prints, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, Judaica, toys, woodworks and more.
Original works by students of Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design will be on display in a special area showcasing animation, video art, fashion, photography, glass and more.
The fair begins every evening at 6pm and finishes with a live concert by one of Israel’s most celebrated performers on the main stage in the Sultan’s Pool. The concert is included in the ticket price.
Among the performers this year are Moshe Peretz, Shlomi Shabbat, Shiri Maimon, Static & Ben-El, Idan Amedia, Miri Mesika, Hatikva 6, Hanan Ben Ari, Sarit Hadad, Eden Ben Zaken, Eviatar Banai, Ishay Ribo, Tislam, Avraham Tal, Dikla, and Mosh Ben Ari.
There will also be special child-friendly performances every day at the children’s compound.
Other daily attractions include an international food fair, art workshops led by Bezalel students, alternative medicine workshops and a beer garden.
The fair opens daily Sunday to Thursday from 6pm to 11pm, Friday it is closed, and Saturday the fair runs from 9pm to midnight.
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