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
Gallery 8

Varna, 8А, Shkorpil Str.

The Gallery 8 opened its doors on 18 June 1988 with an exhibition featuring paintings, drawings, graphics and sculptures presenting the work of three generations of Bulgarian artists.

More than 180 authors have been exhibited in the gallery through the years, among them were artists from Poland, Russia, Holland, Japan and Ukraine.

Collections of the Gallery 8 have been exhibited in Vienna – Lehar Gallery, in Sofia – Art 36 Gallery, in Plovdiv – Dyakov Gallery and others. The gallery is a regular participants in the Varna festival August in Art, presenting collections of sculptures.
For contacts:
8А, Shkorpil, Str.
tel. +359 52/ 612 675
e-mail: statelov@abv.bg
For contacts: Boris Statelov

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