Forged Figures Park, September, Donetsk

The Oblivion (Y. Yermak)

Blacksmiths art festivals have been taking place in Donetsk for 8 years. In 2001 in the course of the regular blacksmiths festival the Forged Figures Park was established in the public garden of the City executive committee of Donetsk. The project was initiated by Victor Burduk, chief director of Ukrainian Gefest blacksmiths enterprise and master of decorative and applied arts and under the aegis of the Donetsk City Council. Developing from year to year, the park has become one of the most famous places of interest in the capital city of Donetsk region. Since 2001 the blacksmiths art festival in Donetsk is called Forged Figures Park.

A bunch of forged roses is the first exhibit of the forge art museum, which is situated in the open air. This flower is the symbol of the miner’s capital, the symbol of the city festival “The roses of Donetsk”. Within the limits of this festival the smith competition (under the title “The forged figures Park”) takes place on each last Sunday of August, which is The miner’s Day and the Day of the Donetsk city.

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