vernissage unika kunstmesse
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Unika Art Fair

For four days in September, Ortisei becomes an art centre: That’s when the traditional Val Gardena Art Fair takes place

It was in 1994, that the foundation stone was laid in the Val Gardena valley, known for its unique woodcarving, for a platform for sculpture, painting and photography by local and regional artists: It was called Unika and now organises the Unika Art Fair with "UNIKA's LONG Night" every year. In the meantime, well over 100 artists have presented here their work to a broad public, including Aron Demetz, Wilhelm Senoner, Peter Demetz and Gregor Prugger.

At the Tennis Centre in Roncadizza, a district of Ortisei, the current 45 Unika members - including sculptors, painters, photographers and woodturners - show hundreds of works as part of the art fair. In 2020 the first female member joined, and in 2024 Unika celebrates its 30-year anniversary. Unika reflects the continuous commitment to preserving and promoting the excellence of artistic craftsmanship, and at the same time it supports young talents: Every year, there are some young artits who can introduce themselves here for the first time.

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