A number of well-known artists and public figures will decorate benches in Sochi as a part of the all-Russian art project, "Peace Bench". The event will take place as part of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad and will showcase the best benches in the city of Sochi ahead of the Winter Games.
The painting of "Peace Benches" on the star path at the Winter Theater will take place for the fifth time. Pupils from art schools across Sochi and famous actors will take part in the event. The painting of "Peace Benches" in Sochi will take place at 12:00pm on the 9th June and will last the entire day.
Last month, as part of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad, a similar event took place in Moscow. Following the painting, 50 benches were chosen to be displayed in Sochi ahead of the Games. Further 30 painted benches will be selected in Sochi for contemplation by guests and participants of the Winter 2014 Games.
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The Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad
2013 – The Year of the Museum
The fourth year of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad is devoted to museums. As always, the organizers of the first Winter Games in the history of Russia will present the public with hundreds of the best cultural events. These include dozens of exhibitions, shows, competitions, festivals, and special exhibitions, as well as forums, workshops and educational programs that will be held throughout the country.
The Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad is a unique project held by the organizers of the Games, offering the best cultural events in the country. In 2014, visitors to the Olympic host city will be able to admire not only the sports competitions, but also Russia's cultural diversity at dozens of special sites located in Sochi and Krasnaya Polyana. Since 2010, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, along with dozens of regions throughout the country, has been carefully selecting the best of Russian culture.
From 2010 to 2014, thousands of different cultural events will take place across the entire country. Each year the Cultural Olympiad is dedicated to a special kind of arts: 2010 was the Year of the Cinema, 2011 the Year of the Theater, 2012 the Year of Music, and 2013 is the Year of the Museum.
The national scale of the project will make it possible to involve every resident of the country in this grand celebration of music, maintaining and increasing the cultural riches of our country. Find out more about the events taking place as part of the Cultural Olympiad by clicking the following link: www.culture.sochi2014.com