Preparations for the 2nd edition are nearly finished as the artists are selected and the programme of entertainment is finalized, and with an outstanding selection of artists from around the world preparing to display their works, the organisers hope that FIAM will attract a spectacular number of visitors as this year’s event is extended to four days.
A new hi-tech element is being incorporated into this year’s festival. Demonstrating how technology is now closely linked to art forms, digital artists and will be located in the Alameda in an original, shared 100m² tent. This unique space will showcase the increased scope of the Arts in the XXI century, including design, 3D animation, research of new materials and other areas where art is linked to new technology.
Through the revamped festival website artists and art lovers can preview works, post messages and create an online community to support this vibrant art initiative. With an area to browse a gallery of works by participating artists, an artist’s section, friends’ and sponsors’ area and a festival blog, www.festivaldeartemarbella.com is a user-friendly virtual window on all the latest news and views on the FIAM. A translation facility is being introduced to offer the FIAM website in a number of languages.
Some 20,000 people visited the 3-day event last year, and this year’s festival promises to be even more popular. The organisers have put together an enticing programme of entertainment, the new Vision of the Future area devoted to digital art and new technologies, a media centre and much more. The festival which is fully supported by the Tourism Council of Marbella Town Hall, also comprises a dynamic street festival bringing the centre of town to life in an explosion of colourful art, music and performances over four days. Sprawling down the Alameda and the Avenida del Mar in the heart of Marbella between the quaint Old Town and the Paseo Marítimo, artists will display their work in individual white tents.
With the crowd-pulling power of the Festival Internacional de Arte Marbella more than proven, the festival organisers have created “Friends of the FIAM” so that art lovers, individuals and companies alike, can pledge their support for this exciting annual event. For a nominal donation of 40€ a year, individuals can be added to the list of Friends of the FIAM, while companies pay just 90€ to have their logo included.
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