Market, children books, workshops and concert May 20

On Saturday, May 20th from 10 AM t0 4 PM come and enjoy the market in the sunny yard where more than 100 craftsmen and countrymen from Latvia will offer fresh products and handmade art pieces.  Families with children are welcome to visit the new exhibition "Bikibuks", meet Finnish children book illustrators and participate in creative workshops as well as listen to a concert played by students from Babīte music school, percussion class.

At noon

Opening of exhibition of illustrated poetry book series "Bikibuks". "Bikibuks" is a pocket-sized compilation of children poems written by such famous Latvian poets as Blaumanis, Vērdiņš and others. All these books are illustrated by Latvian modern artists whose original works from the books published in 2016 and 2017 will be on display during the exhibition. Grand opening will be led by Inese Zandere, poet and editor of book series "Bikibuks".

Together with artist Ivars Drulle children will create a hedgehog that is the main character of poem "Adventure" by Jānis Sirmbārdis. Opening of the exhibition and workshop will take place in the Kalnciema Quarter gallery.  

At 1 PM

In cooperation with Nordic Council of Ministers' in Latvia, children book illustrators from Finland - Linda Bondestam and Jenny Lucander will visit Kalnciema Quarter. Both artists are nominated for the prestigious Children and Youth Literature Award presented by Nordic Council. 

Artists will help children to create collages of extinct animals and extraordinary birds during their creative workshop. It will be held in the hall of the brown house, Kalnciema street 35.

At 3 PM

Pupils from Babīte music school together with their teacher Maija Švēdenberga and pianist Kristīne Geidemane will give a concert where listeners can enjoy different melodies played by the beautiful instrument marimba. Concert will be held in the hall of the brown house.

Entrance free