Община Варна - култура и изкуство
Candidature of Varna for European Capital of Culture
It was launched on 13 June 1985 by the Greek minister of culture, the famous actress and singer, Melina Mercouri. Initially, the initiative was called European City of Culture in a special motion of the Council of Ministers of the Union.

The official document stated that the European City of Culture was to present a culture which in its historical roots and contemporary development was characterized both by common elements and a heritage which had been due to differences.


Bulgaria’s European Capital of Culture
In 2019, a Bulgarian city and a Italian city will be the European Capitals of Culture. The designation procedures are described in Decision No 1622 of 24 October 2006 by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

The applications are assessed by a special commission of 13 members. Seven of them are from European institutions and six are appointed by the applicant-country.



Libraries, Museums and Galleries

Graffit Gallery

65, Knyaz Boris I Blvd.

Modern. Stylish. Urban. These three words describe the ambience and the temper of Varna’s newest area, dedicated to arts and culture – Graffit.

Graffit Gallery was built on the foundations of the Centre for Modern Art and keeps the specific spirit and traditions of the place – combining different styles and art messages. The names implies an allegory with the modern street art, provocative and revolutionary one, breaking up the status quo and carrying the new urban culture in arts. In short, Graffit is a cultural center open to the public – young, elder, local, Bulgarian and world one. The visitors of Graffit are sensitive to the global trends and local temper having taste both for the alternative and concreteness, for the imagination without borders.

For contacts:
Graffit Gallery
65 Knyaz Boris I Blvd.
Working time: 10:00 - 19:00
tel.: +359 52/ 663 751

Petra Dimitrova, Manager
Мениджър Галерия
mob. +359 88 855 63 93

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