Art meets craftsmanship in St. Wendel

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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The historical streets of St. Wendel will turn into a workshop for arts and craftsmanship 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. More than 100 artisans from all over Europe will present their works at the annual market with the name “Sankt Wendeler LebensArt.”

“Our arts and crafts market is the perfect place for customers who appreciate excellent  handicrafted objects,” said Leonie Paqué from the St. Wendel city marketing office. “Exhibitors will display unique and special works; they are also able to create items on special request.”

Artisans demonstrate how they work and explain their 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, 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 Peter Klaer, 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 entertainment in the streets.

The City-Garage will be open 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 “Parkleitsystem” leading to the different parking areas.

St. Wendel is located north of Neunkirchen.

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