Istanbul’s neighborhood to host int’l festival
The 18th International Büyükçekmece Culture and Arts Festival will be held between July 28 and Aug. 5 in Istanbul’s Büyükçekmece neighborhood, featuring art from 64 countries.
Artists between the ages of 5 and 85 will come together in the festival, which will present events including the international instrument collection, international puppet festival, gramophone record exhibition, traditional handicraft, photography contest exhibition, folklore contests, sculpture symposium, children’s handicraft and ceramic academy and Turkish culinary exhibitions.
The traditional cortege costumes of the festival have been designed by the famous designer Cemil İpekçi.
Among the guests of the festival will be İpek Açar, İskender Paydaş, Suat Suna, Bengü, Mor ve Ötesi, Koray Avcı and the American artist Della Miles, who has worked as a vocal for world famous artists such as Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.
She will take the stage on July 31 at the Kültürpark Kemal Sunal Amphitheater.