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5th International Woodcarving Symposium

Art on the Chestnut Trail

From May 14 to 19, 2024, the 5th International Woodcarving Symposium "Art on the Chestnut Trail" will take place in Villandro. Artists from all over the world will create something special to enchant our vacation region with their works.

Faces of History

This year's symposium is themed Faces of History. The title leaves much room for interpretation, whether it be depicting the life, culture, or customs of our ancestors.

For millennia, Villandro has been a vibrant place, shaped by cultural richness and human settlement. The archaeological excavations of an early prehistoric cult site have underscored the historical significance of the village. In this year's symposium, eight sculptors will each receive a robust chestnut trunk, which they will transform into a fascinating historical sculpture in just four days. Through this artistic interpretation, the culture and way of life of past eras will be brought closer.

In selected spots along the Chestnut Trail, these outdoor sculptures will invite hikers to contemplate and appreciate art in their own way. This experience makes art more accessible and tangible. The material available to the artists is the sturdy chestnut wood, which is characteristic of the cultural landscape in this region of the Eisacktal Valley.
Faces of history
Tuesday, 14th May 2024

12:00 pm Individual arrival of participants, preparatory work
7:00 pm Welcome and information

Wednesday, 15th May - Saturday, 18th May 2024
Sculpture making every day from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm

Sunday, 19th May 2024

11:00 am Finissage with aperitif and musical entertainment
Info & registration
INFO & registration of the artists
Simon Rauter

+39 340 783 3071

Open call   Application   Condition of participation
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