Venice Carnival 2016 - CREATUM introducing Arts and Traditions
Saturday 23rd January – Tuesday 9th February 2016

A BIG STAGE WHERE THE ARTS, TRADES AND TRADITIONS BECOME PROTAGONIST IN VENETIAN HISTORY.JUST LIKE IN AN OLD WORKSHOP WHERE YOU CAN SEE A FACEMASK OR A BEAUTIFUL COSTUME BEING CREATED
Arts and Trades are the protagonists in this year's Carnival. Live for the public in St. Mark's Square - Mask makers, weavers, tailors and glass-makers in their 18th century Venetian workshops. Their most minute or delicate activities will be amplified on a big screen set up in the Square.
Actors and masks will emphasize the important moments and phases during artisan activities; the groundwork used to transmit the message that arts and traditions in Venice, are real, unchanged over the centuries, and still present in the city.

The St. Mark's Square backdrop will be a frame to a giant living canvas with masks, costumes, and cloths, where the arts of the trades are framed by bursts of a gone-by Venetian life, where theatre and music alternate until a final triumph.
Together with the mainland, where the Carnival will spread, and celebrations become a showcase exhibiting long traditions of Venetian life, even Calli and Campi in Venice will become places for musical and theatrical events. While preparations and re-enactments once again, present Venice's relationship with arts and trades at the Arsenale, the “factory” par excellence.
Theme-based itineraries, special openings, temporary exhibitions, and iconographic itineraries will be offered, thanks to collaborating museums and cultural institutions.

Venice Carnival official website