Traditional Art Fairs
Fairs at the Ivan Honchar Museum have been held since 2004 to promote traditional Ukrainian art and folk artists, exchange creative experiences, and improve the quality of Ukrainian souvenirs.
Masters come from Kyiv and various regions of Ukraine including Kyiv, Chernihiv, Cherkasy, Kirovohrad, Lviv, Vinnytsia, Ternopil, Poltava, Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne, Volyn, and Mykolaiv oblasti.
Both authentic masters who follow and reproduce traditional forms and those who interpret tradition with new forms and ideas take part.
The following crafts are presented: embroidery, weaving, carpet weaving, pottery, pysanky painting, spoon-making, candlestick-making, blacksmithing, straw, vine, and pine root weaving, and the manufacture of traditional musical instruments and children’s toys. Masters revive ancient fabric decoration techniques such as woodblock printing on textiles, reproduce elements of traditional Ukrainian clothing and full folk attire, and make replicas of traditional jewelry.
Fairs are held on the eve of major religious and state holidays: Easter in April, Kyiv Day in May, Independence Day in August, and St. Nicholas Day in December.