"Kemeraltı Days" are organized in line with the goal of Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer to raise Kemeraltı to its feet. A series of events will be held at the festival on May 26-27, from workshops to concerts, from award-winning competitions to tastings.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality continues its studies on Izmir Historical Harbor City, in which Kemeraltı is in the center, the preparations for the UNESCO World Heritage List candidacy process continue. In this direction, Aegean Young Businessmen Association (EGİAD), Kemeraltı Tradesmen and Craftsmen Association and TARKEM organize "Kemeraltı Days" on May 26-27 to promote Kemeraltı culture and improve trade volume. The historical bazaar will be the scene of colorful scenes for two days. Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer will also attend the cortege that will start at Konak Square at 26 on Thursday, May 15.45 and the opening events at L'agora Han at 16.15.
Moments full of music
Concerts, talks, competitions, activities for children, dance performances, workshops, free photo shoots with the greenbox photography studio and many more events will fill all Kemeraltı streets, especially Konak Square, Balıkçılar Square, Küçük Karaosmanoğlu Han and Portugal Synagogue. Evrim Ateşler, Sedat Yüce, Aydok Moralıoğlu, Funda Öncü, Sinan Efe Aksoy, Dj Müslüm Ergün and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Culture Orchestra will provide the audience with musical moments in different areas.
From wheel of fortune to antique auction
Those who spend 100 TL or more in Kemeraltı during the festival will be able to participate in the Wheel of Fortune competitions, where surprise gifts will be distributed by showing their shopping receipts. The antique auction, which will be held at the Antique Dealers' Bazaar on May 27, will take the people of Izmir to the past. Festival program and details can be found at kultursanat.izmir.bel.tr.
Workshops with bazaar artisans
Within the scope of the festival, felt, tile, pottery, calligraphy, sculpture, naht and gilding workshops to be held with the artisans of Kemeraltı will be reminded of handicrafts that have sunk into oblivion and will be brought together with those concerned. Izmir residents who want to participate in the workshops http://www.izmir.art must fill in the participation forms.