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CITYsights: Up to 130,000 expected to attend International Arts and Crafts Fair which includes vibrant arts and crafts from 39 countries.

Spanish style dancer in red 311 (photo credit: iTravelJerusalem )
Spanish style dancer in red 311
(photo credit: iTravelJerusalem )
The The In addition to concerts by leading Israeli artists such as Shlomi Shabat, Ehud Banai and Ivri Lider, there are small stages and wandering performers throughout the festival. Children can attend dedicated workshops and demonstrations. Other attractions include an Eastern Fair with Eastern folklore including a Bedouin tent and an exhibit of handicrafts, carpets,  Arabic embroidery, copper utensils, Syrian furniture, leather work, shell work, glass, Armenian ceramics, engraving on olive wood, Arabic drums (Tarbukot), bottles of sand from the desert, spices and Hindi dates.
Don’t miss the glass blower from Hebron demonstrating the creative process of glass blowing, using a special oven built at the site.
One of the highlights of the festival is the illustrious Tav Café. In their wandering courtyard and on the scaffolding and galleries, artists offer exquisite coffee, bread and honey or a glass of wine and cheese, all the while dancing, storytelling, singing gypsy tunes, performing wild acrobatics, offering yoga lessons and more. Tav Café is a memorable, interactive experience and the audience is invited to enjoy a moment in the limelight.
No event is complete without good food, and the fair offers a cultural experience for the palate with different fares from the kitchens of the world, and ethnic music playing in the background.
Located at Jerusalem's Sultan's Pool, the fair, began on August 15 and runs till August 27.
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