26/04/2013 | by Youri Barneoud
Gasteinertal under the banner of contemporary young art
From the 2nd to 8th of February 2013 the Gasteinertal in Austria transforms into a huge art atelier. For one week, young artists from the fields of painting, drawing and photography present their works and create art live on site. The Gastein’s guests may be looking forward to one week full of thrilling action, exhibitions, workshops and parties. No withdrawn vernissage only for invited guests, no Champagner-smalltalk-party, but a cosy festival focussing young, contemporary art, where everyone is warmly welcome.
After a successful kick-off event in 2012, the Gasteinertal will be hosting the ARt on Snow for the second time in February 2013. The villages Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein and Dorfgastein with their long time art history and the corresponding architecture provide the perfect locations for the winter-art-festival.
The basis of the ARt on Snow is the art exhibition in the art nouveau rooms of the former Hotel L’Europe in Bad Gastein, where the artists’ collections can be marvelled at during the whole week of the event. On the first weekend, all exhibiting artists will personally be on site to interchange with each other, to create art and to explain the individual intentions for their artworks to the public.
But also in the whole valley art will be ubiquitous: During the week of the Art on Snow ice- and snow-sculptures will be created in the Gastein villages, streets transform into gigantic 3D-artworks and mountain railway cars into moving canvasses. Several, professionally led workshops invite the visitors to participate and at different parties, night will be turned into day.
Furthermore the Gastein’s guests may be looking forward to a bunch of top-class surprises, which the organisers do not want to reveal, yet.
More information on the ARt on snow can be found at: www.artonsnow.com