UNIKA & Art 52
Meet the traditional Val Gardena handcraft
Art 52: Permanent exhibition of handcarved sculptures and art-paintings
At the Art 52 permanent exhibition of the artistic handcraft in Val Gardena at the Congress Center in Ortisei, visitors can admire woodcarvings of our best artists and artisans. In Val Gardena woodcarving, painting and gilding are crafts with a long famous tradition. The beginning of artistic woodcarving dates back to the middle of the 17th century.Since then woodcarving became the most important economic activity in the valley, getting well known all over the world through its unique masterpieces and original products. The permanent exhibition Art 52 of arts and crafts shows hand carved work of individually working sculptors as well as products of large organized workshops. Completely hand carved sculptures are marked with specially created trade - mark (a small metal plate ) which is accompanied by a certificate guaranteed by the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano.
Art 52 is open every day from 09.00 a.m. until 10.00 p.m. Admission free!
More information: www.art52.it