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 10

Varna, 54, General Kolev Str., еt.6

Gallery 10 was inaugurated on May 15 2009.

The gallery is situated in the central part of the city at the intersection of two of the busiest boulevards, Tsar Osvoboditel and General Kolev. It is located on the top floor of a new, luxurious business building, with beautiful panoramic views and a spacious terrace. The gallery space is artistically imaginative, formed of two half-levels in several rooms with an approximate area of  200 sq.m. The rooms are spacious with abundant daylight.

Gallery 10 was established with a clear concept to focus on contemporary and modern art, on creative artists with bright personality, to be a cultural center hosting exhibitions, presentations, seminars, cultural events.

The ambition of  Gallery 10 is to present a new exhibition or a new event on the 10th of each month. In this sense, we are open to partnerships with all cultural and public institutions.

For contacts:
Varna, 54, General Kolev Str., еt.6
tel. +359 52 / 607 555
Natasha Nedelcheva: +359 886103224
Diana Yovcheva: +359 882 822020
Working time: Monday - Friday: 14:00 - 19:00

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