Biot would like to create a large-scale event to promote artistic glass work. This event, the Biot International Glass Festival, is being held in close collaboration with the glass artists and artisans of Biot. Their knowledge of the arts and crafts environment and especially of glass, their involvement in specialist networks and their participation in similar national and international events make their collaboration a major asset.
This celebratory event will take place in Biot from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd September 2018. The aim of this very first Biot International Glass Festival will be to bring together professionals, artists and artisans, focused on a single passion, in order to highlight to the general public the artistry and craftsmanship present in Biot, especially in glass.
Several events will be scheduled throughout the three days. A combined Show & Sale of work will be held in the Paul Gilardi hall, bringing together around thirty glass artist stands. A retrospective exhibition, highlighting glass-making expertise in Biot will be on display at the Biot Museum of History and Ceramics. Showcase and demonstrations will be offered in the village to introduce children and adults to the art of glass-making. There will be film screenings and conferences for glass enthusiasts and experts to enhance the programme still further. In addition, every Biot artist will open up their studio for demonstrations and will be included in visitor routes. Lastly, Glass Art Cooking™ will allow the public to discover an extraordinary culinary and artistic experience.
Finally, throughout the Festival and up until the end of the year, there will be a free International Exhibition held in the Municipal Exhibition Halls. It will include works by French and European glass artists, selected by a panel of judges, and works by some international guest artists for this first Biot International Glass Festival.
- an exhibition and sale of some 30 glass artists (in the Paul Gilardi hall, public free entry)
- an international exhibition composed of works by artists selected by a jury and works by invited artists (in the municipal exhibition halls)
- demonstrations and activities in the streets of the village
To participate, all you have to do is fill out the file and the documents requested before April 16th, 2018 :