The Creative Encounters
The institution of “Creative Encounters” began in September 1995, when four well-known artists were invited to spend a week in Metsovo. During that time, they became familiar with the culture and sights of the region, found inspiration and created new works, exhibited their art in the Museum, participated in open discussions with the public, and led art workshops with the local children.
The success of this trial endeavor led to the establishment of a biannually recurring institution. Each “Encounter” would involve different artists, different workshops, talks, discussions, and events with the children, but the aim would always entail the public’s creative encounter with art and the lively exchange between the artist, his/her work, and the public.