|The International Arts and Crafts Festival, Jerusalem is held at the Khutsot Hayotser Arts and Crafts Center, Mitchell Gardens and the Merrill Hassenfeld Amphitheater in the Sultan’s Pool, opposite the Tower of David at the foot of the Old City Walls. This year the Festival is celebrating 38 years of the cultural event that has become a tradition in Jerusalem and the main tourist and artistic attraction of the summer season.
The Festival is open every evening (except Fridays) from 18:00 – 23:00
Saturday from 21:00 until midnight.
The Israeli Pavilion
Around 200 of the best of Israel’s artists and artisans exhibit paintings, prints, ceramics, metalwork and jewelry, weaving and textiles, Judaica, toys, crafts in various techniques, works in wood and more.
The International Pavilion
Guest artists and artisans from abroad perform and exhibit their crafts and objets d’art at the Festival in unique booths and exhibits and demonstrate the creative process of their work. The international exhibit includes authentic and varied arts and crafts:
From the Far East: China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. From South and Central America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.
From Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Serbia. From Asia: Armenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
From Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, South Africa and Zimbabwe.United States
Musical Events – Every evening at 21:00, there is a central musical performance by the best of Israel’s musicians and entertainers. The performance takes place on the main stage in the Sultan’s Pool.