Art meets craftsmanship in St. Wendel

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The historical streets of the old part of St. Wendel will turn into a workshop for arts and craftsmanship from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. About 70 artisans from all over Europe will present their works at the market with the name “Sankt Wendeler LebensArt.”

“Some of the works on display are very unique,” said Leonie Paque from the St. Wendel city marketing office. “Anybody on the search for exclusive objects for special occasions will find it here.”

The market is known as a treasure trove for all who appreciate real handicraft.
Visitors can watch how the artisans work and they will explain how they created some of their items.

Arts and crafts items are made using different techniques. Visitors will find a variety of ceramics as well as sculptures and objects made of wood, glass, leather, cloth, paper, stone and metal. There will be clothes, hats, purses, jewelry, housing accessories, sound objects and wind chimes of special designs. 

“This extraordinary event will bring the arts from the Ivory Tower to the center of town,” said Klaus Bouillon, mayor of St. Wendel. “Our appealing walkplatz with the nice cafes, fine restaurants and welcoming stores form the right ambiance for this high-class market of nice things.”

Each afternoon, walking acts will provide some entertainment.

The city garage will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Visitor parking spots are available on Missionshausstrasse. Follow the sign “Parkleitsystem,” which leads you to the different parking areas.

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