Painting, theatre and reading sessions at Open Streets Bucharest event this weekend

“Open streets – Bucharest, Urban Promenade” becomes the effervescent center of creation, also on the weekend of August 5-6, on the familiar pedestrian route on Calea Victoriei. In keeping with the holiday atmosphere, the artistic program of the fourteenth weekend is suitable for audiences of all ages and includes painting exhibitions, creativity and reading workshops, demonstrations of canvas painting and silk thread art, as well as theater performances .

Started in April, “Open Streets – Bucharest, Urban Promenade”, one of the most popular outdoor projects in the Capital, takes place every weekend until October 8. In order to reach as many residents of Bucharest as possible, but also to allow the organization of other events for the community in the public space, “Open Streets” are held alternately in several points in Bucharest.

The project is organized by the Capital City Hall, through the Directorate of Culture, Education, Tourism of the Municipality of Bucharest, together with ARCUB – the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Bucharest and PROEDUS – the Center for Educational and Sports Projects of the Municipality of Bucharest – as zonal operators.

Open Streets, August 5-6 august, 09:00 – 22:00hrs:

  • Calea Victoriei, between Piața Victoriei and Splaiul Independenței.

“Open Streets” artistic program on Calea Victoriei / August 5-6, 2023

The artistic program on Calea Victoriei begins on Saturday, August 5, from 10:00 a.m., in the area of ​​the Iuliu Maniu statue, with “Minestreli pe chevalet”, a series of canvas and watercolor painting demonstrations by the Association of Bucharest Visual Artists.

On both days of the weekend, members of the association will share some of their secrets and introduce the public to the secrets of the art of silk thread. The association’s program also includes a painting exhibition by plastic artists.

Also on Saturday, starting at 5:00 p.m., in the area of ​​the National Art Museum of Romania, the Bucharest Metropolitan Library invites passers-by to reading and creative workshops, dedicated to the public of all ages. The activities organized by the librarians of the institution will stimulate the imagination of the participants and will culminate with a puppet show of the “Licurici” Theater.

The evening program, on both weekend days, is reserved for the works of Ion Luca Caragiale. Theater lovers will have the opportunity to rediscover the authenticity and charm of the Romanian theater through the interactive reading performances “A lost letter” and “D’ale carnavalului”, held as part of the “Eyes of the Mind” project. The performances are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, from 18.00, and will take place for two hours in the area near the National History Museum of Romania.

The Bucharest Art School invites the public to admire exhibitions of painting, graphics, clothing design, interior decoration, as well as explorations in the world of colors of the Children’s Painting Section, at its headquarters located in Sector 4 of the Capital, on Cuza Vodă Street no. 100. The exhibitions can be visited on both weekend days, between 10.30 and 21.30.

And this weekend the citizens of Bucharest have the opportunity to visit the exhibitions opened at the Filipescu-Cesianu House of the Municipality of Bucharest: “Museum of the Ages – from childhood to old age”, “Near the saints. The frescoes of Văcărești Monastery after 40 years”, “The story of a slum church. St. Nicolae-Udricani”. The exhibitions are open to the public between 10.00 and 17.30.

Traffic restrictions

Calea Victoriei | On the weekend of August 5-6, 2023, during the imposed restrictions, crossing will be allowed on Calea Victoriei, Sevastopol street, Gheorghe Manu street, Dacia Boulevard, Ion Câmpineanu street, Regina Elisabeta boulevard, Știrbei Vodă street between Calea Victoriei and Dem. I. Dobrescu.

Traffic of the Bucharest Transport Company will be diverted, without affecting passengers.

Residents will be allowed access to their homes, as well as to the economic units in the area according to the signs temporarily installed during the restrictions on the following streets: Frumoasă street between Sevastopol street and Calea Victoriei, Gina Patrichi street between Lascăr Catargiu boulevard and Calea Victoriei, Griviței street between Constantin Budișteanu and Calea Victoriei, with the mention that the car access of the residents will be redirected to the alley in front of the Știrbei Palace, then to Banului street.Road traffic on Calea Victoriei resumes during the night until the morning (from Saturday to Sunday), starting from 22:00 until 09:00. For the safety of the participants in the event, the bicycle lanes are also closed on the roads where cars no longer travel.

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