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Mosaics Made from Greek Loukoumi on Syros

loukoumi mosaicArt meets food on the Greek island of Syros, where artists are going to create works of art using Greek loukoumi (Turkish delight), while their beautiful mosaics will be smelling of rose, mastic and bergamot.
Approximately ten thousand red (rose), yellow (mastic) and green (bergamot) loukoumia will be used by the artists as tools. The event is organized as part of the 2nd Loukoumi Festival, August 23 and 24, in Ano Syros and in Hermoupolis respectively.
Apart from the artists who will be creating mosaics using the Greek sweets, the island’s loukoumi producers will be offering their renowned, traditional products to the festival’s visitors, while musicians will be scattered in every corner playing jazz and traditional songs.
“Our goal is to make Loukoumi Festival an institution. We want to project not only our traditional products, but also our island. We are thinking of organizing more activities and even invite other cities, from Greece or abroad, which are connected with the tradition of loukoumi. We hope that we will be able to make our island a place where loukoumi producers from around the world will be able to meet,” said Charis Vekris, president of the Forum 2021 of the Cyclades Cultural Network, an independent movement of volunteers, supporters of Syros and Cyclades who are claiming the title of European Capital of Culture for the year 2021.
The 2nd Loukoumi Festival is funded by the South Aegean Region and the Municipality of Syros, and it is organized in collaboration with the Friends Association of Technical Culture of Hermoupolis.

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