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Safed artist colony
ARTISTS COLONY SAFED
Artists were drawn to Safed and its mystical atmosphere long before
the Artists' Colony was established. Mordechai Lavanon and Moshe
Castel settled here in the 1930's.
Mordechai Shemi arrived in 1947, followed by a wave of artists
who settled here after the establishment of the State.
Today the Artists' Quarter attracts thousands of tourists from
all over the world, who come here to wander through the cobblestone
alleys and to visit the artists in their studios and galleries.
THE GENERAL EXHIBITION
The General Exhibition of the Safed Artists' Colony is housed
in a mosque built at the turn of the century, with foundations
dating from the Mameluke period. It represents the 50 painters
and sculptors who are members of the Safed Artists' Colony.
In the large hall is an exhibition of all the artists' works,
which changes twice a year. One of the side halls is for one-man
shows of Colony members and other artists, changing every 6 weeks.
In another room is a collection of paintings and sculptures by
members of the Artists' Colony who have passed away.
Adresse: General exhibition, Safed, Israel
Tel: 972-6-92 00 07
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