Oct 1: Festival of traditional cultures and arts in Egypt
By YASSER ABU GAMEA

CAIRO: A number of artists, including plastic artist Heba Arabia, will participate in the Festival of Traditional Cultures and Arts next Tuesday, October 1.

The festival is organized by the Egyptian Heritage Preservation Association, and Arabia will present her artworks in the Egyptian Features gallery, among 20 other artists and members in the association.

This year is the first time children will show their artwork in the festival, made by them in workshops during their summer vacation from school.

One of the main objectives of the festival is to motivate civil society in Egypt.

The festival will include galleries and conferences specialized in Egyptian cultural heritage plus organizing trips to various archeological sites.

The Egyptian Features gallery will be held in Saad el-Khadedm museum and will be opened by Dr. Salah Melegy, head of the fine arts sector at the Ministry of Culture.

 

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