My Handmade Armenia is one of the major initiatives of the My Armenia program, supporting the growth, and, in some cases, revitalization of craft traditions in Armenia’s rural communities including wood carving, textile, embroidery, carpet weaving, and pottery
Yerevan, Cafesjian Center for the Arts
My Handmade Armenia Festival is the biggest crafts festival organized to the date in Armenia. This year for the third time it will visit the Cafesjian Sculpture Garden to represent handmade goods made by regional artisans from Armenia. For the first time we will also have guests from Georgia who will bring their unique works. The festival will feature artisan demonstrations, interactive craft workshops for visitors, and sales of new product collections.
My Handmade Armenia is one of the major initiatives of the My Armenia program, supporting the growth, and, in some cases, revitalization of craft traditions in Armenia’s rural communities including wood and stone carving, textile art, embroidery, carpet weaving, blacksmithing and pottery.
My Handmade Armenia Crafts Festival is organized by the My Armenia Program, which is funded by USAID and implemented by the Smithsonian Institution.
The Tea and Coffee Festival in Yerevan brings together tea and coffee lovers at Swan Lake - one of the most beautiful public spaces in Yerevan.
Visitors stroll around the lake on a crisp autumn day, sampling both well-known and new brands of tea and coffee.
The wide selections of herbs, berries and fruit teas offer an opportunity to enjoy the flavorful produce of Armenia’s highlands long after the summer has gone. Visitors can sample and purchase tea and coffee while learning about their production.
In 2011, archaeologists discovered the world’s oldest winery dating back 6,000 years in Areni Cave. Armenian winemakers today are reinvigorating the world’s oldest wine sector, using indigenous varieties and world-class methods to create award-winning labels. Each October Armenian winemakers and tens of thousands of visitors gather in Areni village to celebrate the harvest and heritage during the annual Areni Wine Festival.
Join the festivities, located at the base of a stunning cliff facing scenic Areni village. The festival includes a parade of winemakers, competitions, folk music and dances, local vendors selling crafts and foods, and—most importantly—a lot of wine tasting.