HAVANA._ Summertime in the Cuban capital offers a variety of events, something to satisfy the increasingly discerning tastes of Cuban and foreign visitors alike.
Amid the broad array of choices is the “Arte en la Rampa” (Art in the Rampa) craft fair organized by the Cuban Cultural Assets Fund(FCBC in Spanish) and the Hermanos Saíz association,in which a range of different institutions of music, publishers and cinema take part as well as those from the Ministry of Culture.
Open in the Pabellón Cuba (Cuba Pavilion) from July last month until September 13th, the fair reaffirms its relevance with spaces dedicated to trova, jazz and traditional improvisation.
Arte en la Rampa also hosts concerts, audiovisual events, multimedia, magazine and book presentations, and finally workshops for our youngest family members.
Located close to the Havana Malecón, the fair comprises more than one hundred stalls, offering customers amongst other delights, quality textile craft products, footwear, craftsmanship in precious metals, natural fiber, pottery and furniture products.
Event committee organizer Rosabel Valdes, told the Havana Reporter that “we always endeavor to have something new at the fair to motivate the public to attend”.
She said that it was with this in mind that every year it is ensured that artisans exhibit new and affordable products for their loyal customers.
Valdes, also an FCBC National Craft Center expert, added that in this 16th edition of the fair, a space entitled “Dance Thursday” had been opened involving groups such as the internationally renowned Lizt Alonso Ballet.
“We, the organizers, work to ensure that the public are offered a very attractive program with activities of every taste in one place in the capital city”.
She said that it was to their delight that the 2015 fair had welcomed an increased number of both domestic and multinational visitors.
“Even though Pabellón Cuba is indeed a little small for Arte en la Rampa, due to its geographic location and its capacity to host a range of events in one single place it is still an ideal venue for the fair”.Share on FB Share on TT