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
Art Gallery for Charity Sveti Luka

Varna, 477 Gorchivata Cheshma Str. office А1

It is a private gallery of Ms.Tonka Kaloferova, M.Dr. She is an amateur artist and together with her adherents aim to help people in need. The total sum of the painting auction in the gallery is deposited to a charity account. This account is controlled by a commission chaired by a notary.

For contacts:
Art Gallery for charity Saint Luka
Varna, 477 Gorchivata Cheshma Str. office А1
tel.: + 359 52/ 335 103, + 359 878 230 326
Tonka Kaloferova

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