The Jeju Special Self-Governing Province is to host the first Jeju Peace Art Festival in combination with the Jeju branch of the Federation of Artistic and Cultural Organization of Korea. A number of artistic and cultural programs will be run at the Jeju Culture and Arts Center over three days. The aims of the festival are threefold: to foster a peaceful atmosphere on the island, to help show Jeju artists’ work and to give Jeju people the chance to see quality art on display.

Period: May 3 to 5

Location: Jeju Culture and Arts Center, 69 Donggwang-ro, Jeju City

Inquiries: 064-710-3416 (Jeju Special Self-Governing Province) and 064-725-3287 (The Federation of Artistic and Organization of Korea, Jejudo Association)

Programs:

– 3 p.m. Performances by Jeju-based art groups including Jeju Folk Art Group.

– 7 p.m. Opening ceremony.

– 7:15 p.m. Dancing by Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Dance Company and poetry reading.

– 7:45 p.m. Performances by pop singers Yang Ha Young and Jin Si Mon.

– From 2 p.m. Musical performances and poetry reading will be held at the Seogwipo Chilsimni Poetry Park in Seogwipo.

Seogwipo Chilsimni Poetry Park: Seohong-dong, Seogwipo City, close to Cheonjiyeon Waterfall (667-7, Cheonji-dong, Seogwipo City)

  • May 5. 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Performances by Jeju-based art groups including Jeju Oreum Folk Dance Company.
  • Permanent events from 11 a.m., to 7 p.m., on May 4 and 5.

– Exhibitions include: Winners of 2013 Jeju Peace Art Festival arts; Pictures of Jeju’s natural scenery; images from Jeju’s history; the Korean War, as well as a display of human rights conditions in North Korea.

– Hands-on programs of fan making with decorative quote; taking photos and printing images; caricature drawing; experience in learning musical instruments; making bingttoek (Jeju traditional buckwheat pancake); balloon art and more.

– Art markets selling paintings, photos, and other artworks.