TEHRAN. (Iranart) – The Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge in Tehran hosted the First Citizen Artist Festival with over 300 artists in attendance on Friday.
The artistic event was warmly welcomed by both the artists and the people as well as the tourists who had come to take a walk on the bridge on a cool April morning in Tehran.
The event was organized by the Iranian Painters Association in collaboration with the Visual Arts Office and the Nosazi Abbasabad Co.
“Art is usually created by the artists in their solitude, and the visitors can only see the works when they are completed. This will give a good chance to the visitors to watch the artists while creating their works,” Deputy Culture Minister for Artistic Affairs Seyyed Mojtaba Hosseini said during a visit to the festival.
The festival can improve ordinary people’s connection with arts, he noted and added, “Many great artists are working here and that can be a big source of inspiration for the visitors, especially children and young adults.”
Visual Arts Office director Hadi Mozaffari, who was in company with Hosseini, said that the office is determined to strengthen and support art associations.
He said that they aim to take the visual arts to the cities and villages to create a dialogue between artists and people.
“People’s tastes change through these events, and the warm welcome of the people and the artists is a good sign for the next steps,” he added.
Director of the association Amir Raad also said that he was surprised to see such good support and warm welcome.
The festival is scheduled to be organized in the northern Iranian city of Ramsar, Mazandaran Province, next week.
Source: Tehran Times