Monday, February 18, 2013

Archistoyanie: An Outdoor Art Festival in the Russian Tundra

Each year the small village of Nikola-Lenivets, Russia attracts over 30,000 visitors from all over the world, mostly during the Archistoyanie Festival.  Archistoyanie, which translates to "Architecture standing," has been compared to the annual Burning Man Festival.  Artists who live in the village, as well as other artists who visit from many foreign countries, build sculptures and building-like structures in the vast countryside of this village.  This festival has provided the village with great economic opportunities as artisans manufacture small crafts to sell to the visitors, and other villagers run cafes or rent out places for the visitors to stay.  Admission is 500 Rubles (approximately $17), and this year's festival is July 27th and 28th.  Check out these pics from the festival to see if you might be interested in attending.

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