After its success in Austria and thanks to Petra Zublasing, our Ready2Print project curator, this year’s “Be Your Own Hero” charity exhibition became the special guest of the town hall’s Christmas festivities at Appiano/Eppan in Italy.

Rested in the snow dusted Italian Dolomities only 10 km away from the regional capital Bolzano, Appiano/Epppan is mostly known for its wineries, craft products and Christmas markets.

Between the end of November and the beginning of January the town captivates thousands of visitors every year, offering them to marvel and stroll in the alleys of St. Paul’s seeing around 100 traditional cribs behind windows and experiencing thousands of lights as well as the traditional Advent market at the very Appiano/Eppan center St. Michael. Besides the mulled wine and local delicacies, traditional winter festivities offer special activities for kids and families.

This year, a family program at the Christmas market in St. Michael | Eppan featured craft workshops for creative minds where old and young could make their own Christmas decorations, giving life to the self-crafted gnomes and elves.

With the support of the local art community center Rapunzel.eppan Creative Fellowship’s “Be Your Own Hero” charity exhibition became a great addition to the glowing wonderland on the town hall square.

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“I believe that winter festivities are the best time of the year, not only for enjoyingtraditional holiday spirit but also for giving to those less fortunate. By bringing our “Be Your Own Hero” to one of the most popular advent spots in South Tyrol we introduced emerging young artists from across the world to 900000 of Bolzano region visitors and used the chance to raise awareness and spread hope for youngsters whose lives are affected by such challenging situations as war, natural disaster, hunger or poverty. For some of our artists a daily act of heroism is to go to school and adapt to their new lives away from homes. Nevertheless, their artworks are colorful, positive and full of hope. What could fit better into the spirit of Christmas than that?” – shared her experience, Petra Zublasing.

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