A free three-day arts and culture festival, called “Made in the City” and devoted to young local artists of all disciplines, began Wednesday at the recently refurbished First Train Station. The festival will spotlight a wide array of artists – representing dance, visual arts, street theater, poetry, puppetry and music – who will display and perform work representing their personal connection to the city.
“Many groups of artists from Jerusalem will participate in the festival,” said Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat Wednesday, adding that the event is expected to draw 100 area artists. “Jerusalem is synonymous with original, high-quality art… and I remind everyone that if it is something good, it always starts in Jerusalem!”
Among the artists featured at the festival include American Idol finalist David Lavie, The Voice Israel’s Chanan Ben Simon, and popular local singer Michal Lotan.