Art is skill that expresses idea by labour, dexterity and charm; reads mind and implements it to life; carries it, keeps it and revives it in another place out of mind.
Traditional handicrafts, which have long-standing past as history of humanity, have a particular importance in which civilizations became standardized as carrier of cultural heritage in the today’s world. While we protect the power of traditions, its connective feature and its accumulation, we try to tell and narrate protected cultures to new generations by supporting traditional handicrafts. We wish to show the universal beauty which had been consisted of artisans from different parts of world.
We, as Pendik Municipality, have started with its protected values and the vision of being a model municipality for “Desirable Pendik” in order to bring Pendik from local to global, to strengthen it, to make it peaceful and blissful city, to serve innovatively for its future generations. We wish individuals express themselves by art, aesthetic and kindness; on the other hand, we want them to imprint their culture to the future and to imprint their idea to the art. That is why; we have brought artisans from Turkey and all over the world to International Festival for Artisans since 2005.
While we host our culture and different cultures in our city, we also want to increase the peace and respect towards different ideas. Numbers of artisans, who express their idea by art for world peace and transmit their culture, knowledge and observation to their art, have to be increased. Within the context of necessity, we spread on effort to have a good relation by gathering artisans who blend diversities by art and craft diversities with their quality and dexterity. This dialogue, which is shaped with kindness and grace, will get us closer; on the other hand, will make the world more liveable place.