Georgian annual cultural festival Art Area starts on June 23
22 June, 2018
Georgian annual cultural festival Art  Area starts on June 23
Art Area is the first TV channel about culture. It was launched in 2012 by TBC Bank, one of the largest in Georgia. Art area shows broadcasts about literature, films, festivals, psychology, etc. The channel aims popularization of Georgian art and supports various cultural projects.
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The project: "Literary Edges", Levan Berdzenishvili, Georgian philologist, Photo courtesy: www.youtube.com

With the help of Tbilisi City Hall, Art Area has been organizing the project “Tbilisi Yards”. “Tbilisi Yards” involve exploring Tbilisi streets, its history and
residents. Streets host different kinds of musical performances and literature reading. Georgians along with tourists have a possibility to share Georgian culture not only through the TV channel but by simply walking in Tbilisi streets.
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The project: "Tbilisi Tour", Dato Turashvili, Georgian writer,Photo courtesy: www.youtube.com

The project is a great initiative to familiarize yourself with the history of our city, raise awareness about our cultural heritage and as the slogan idea of the project implies: “Touch Culture”. This year “Tbilisi yards” expands its borders and begins to explore different regions of Georgia.
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"Tbilisi Yards", eka Mamaladze, Georgian singer, Photo courtesy: www.youtube.com

6 events will be performed in 6 different parts of Georgia. It will cover those regions which need popularization and development of cultural life at most. The conception of the festival is based on the combination of different elements, such as rediscovery of traditions and history, modern culture and experimental music.
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"Tbilisi Yards", Dato Evgenidze and Gaga Nakhutsrishvili, Georgian musicians, Photo courtesy: www.youtube.com

The festival will kick off in Rustavi with the screening of Georgian film “My Grandmother” by Kote Miqaberidze on June 23. The show will be organized in an open space accompanied by electro music. The rest of the performances will be held in Qutaisi (West Georgia), Shovi (Racha-Georgia’s Mountain region), Borjomi (East Georgia known for its mineral waters), Mestia (Svaneti-Georgia’s mountain region) and Telavi (Kakheti, east georgia).
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Inola Gurgulia, Georgian musician, Photo courtesy:www.burusi.wordpress.co

The performance in Qutaisi on June 30 is dedicated to Inola Gurgulia, a distinguished Georgian musician from the past century. On July 14 Shovi will represent poetry and music of Racha. Borjomi is going to host Kordz & Zagareli-Strings orchestra on July 28. Mestia will be focused on Georgian cinematography and modern music August 11). And the last event will be held in Telavi with the project “From different perspective”.

Anyone who is eager to “touch” Georgian culture are welcome to travel throughout the regions of Georgia with Art Area.

The first photo courtesy: www.pintaram.com

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