In the Istrian hinterlands there is Grožnjan, the medieval town hiding treasures every lover of art and culture should not miss. There you can find twenty different galleries and studios offering numerous exhibitions and revealing the town’s interesting history. It’s no wonder they named it “the artists’ town”.
Every summer this town’s streets overflow with the sounds of jazz, guitar and classical music, mixing with the smiles of delighted visitors and local folks’ stories. If you wonder where I’ll travel to next, I think you already know the answer. I hope we might meet each other in the artists’ town.
Of course, another thing that drew my eye in northwestern Istria were art galleries. My favorite Istrian town, Umag, offers not only sea, sun, sports events, food and drinks but also something for art lovers. You see, there is the Marin gallery at the center of town, famous for contemporary art exhibitions and regular guest artist events.
And if you’re already in Umag, you should drop in at Brtonigla and see the sculptor and painter Aleksandar Rukavina’s gallery and its permanent exhibition of his work.
And if you’re a fan of summer art and culture events, you won’t be disappointed by northwestern Istria. During the second part of August there is the Artery festival in Novigrad, a visual arts event offering a program full of shows, interactive exhibitions, performances, workshops, and other art activities.
Lovers of music and concerts will enjoy Umag and its attractive programs Umag(o) Classica and Umag(o) Summer, including orchestral performances, klapa performances, dance choreographies and much more. A perfect way to relax during those warm town nights!