The City of St. Wendel will host an arts market from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The historical streets of the old part of town will turn into a workshop for arts and craftsmanship. More than 85 artisans from all over Europe will present their works at the market with the name “Sankt Wendeler LebensArt.”
“When you are looking for something very special and unique, you are in the right spot,” said Leonie Paqué from the St. Wendel city marketing office. “The arts market is a treasure trove for excellent arts and crafts.”
Visitors can watch how the artisans work and they will explain how they created some of their items. They will also create fashion or furniture on special request.Arts and crafts items are made with 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 and housing accessories, as well as sound objects and wind chimes of special designs.
“We are glad that this market is known across state borders,” said Klaus Bouillon, mayor of St. Wendel. “Focusing on arts in its diversity, the market offers to get to know works of engaged artisans outside galleries and museums.”
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 9 p.m. Sunday. Plenty of visitors parking spots are available on Missionshausstrasse. Follow the sign “Parkleit-system” to the different parking areas.
“Our appealing ‘walkplatz’ with the nice cafes, fine restaurants and welcoming stores form the right ambiance for this high-class market of nice things,” Paqué said.
St. Wendel is located north of Neunkirchen. For more information, visit www.sankt-wendel.de.