30 November 2015
2nd International exhibition Art&Craft Expo
All fans of needlework, creative crafts, art and folk crafts visited the second edition of Art&Craft Expo exhibition which ran November 13 through 15, 2015 in Crocus Expo IEC! The previous edition of the trade fair had revealed huge success of the topic and organizers had made up a decision to hold the trade fair several times a year.
A unique platform presenting products of inspiration and painstaking labour by skilled crafters from all over the world attracted wide audience. A cross section of crafters had an opportunity of creating a visual experience to visitors through the display of finished material, plus encouraged participation of their specific craft. One was sure to find everything for crafts, from A – Z to keep those fingers busy! Many attended our master classes free of charge, which helped them to tap into their creative side. With an array of raw materials they were right on track to fulfill their creative needs. We believe that this show was an inspiring experience for the whole family! There were lots of fabulous opportunities to learn from experts at the fair. Whether your interest in jewellery making, handmade pottery, embroidery, beadwork or patchwork, there were hands-on and seminar-style learning sessions running all day, every day!
Due to the coming New Year's holidays practically all exhibitors placed emphasis on Christmas subject – thus, each visitor had an opportunity to get original souvenirs for relatives and friends or to be inspired on creation of gifts by their hands which, as we know, have special value.
The exposition of Art&Craft Expo featured various directions of creative activity:
- national crafts and handicrafts – molding, weaving, drawing, carving, painting, sewing, embroidery and knitting;
- authors’ works from natural materials – natural stones, leather, glass, felt, wool, ceramics, wood, fabric and flowers;
- handmade articles in various techniques – art installations, applications and mosaics;
- other amateur arts.
Natural House eco workshop platform was organized for the first time for all connoisseurs of national crafts and arts. The project presented a wide range of products from natural materials (clothes, accessories, jewelry, home decoration) and a wide choice of environmentally friendly products (honey from different regions of Russia, dried fruits, nuts, pastries, herbs, tinctures and teas).
Examples of influence of creativity on harmonization of mood encouraged organizers to arrange the Labyrinths of Inspiration festival. The festival which incorporated on the same platform creators and those who helds dear uniqueness, individuality and novelty, became the highlight of the Art&Craft Expo exhibition. The topical and dense program of the festival featured various seminars, round tables, master classes held by recognized professionals in the field of psychology and psychotherapy, teachers of educational institutions of various levels. Persons willing to reveal their creative potential had an opportunity to attend numerous free master classes.
The product range changes from one edition to the next, as per the proposals of the companies and shops taking part in the event. Decoupage, scrapbooking, biedermeier, rock painting, bijoux, cross stitch, half-stitch, filet, patchwork equilting, painting on fabric and silk, pottery/ceramics, engraving, glassworking, are just some of the ideas presented to the public during the three days of the fair.
According to visitors’ feedback the event was highly estimated as demanded. With all wishes and recommendations considered the next edition will be even more interesting, informative and attractive!
Welcome to Crocus Expo in spring 2016 – it will be even more impressive!
Press Service Crocus Expo IEC