Christmas Festival

Friday, November 20, 2009

It is considered the world’s largest contemporary street art event where architects, designers, creation artists, fashion designers, carnival professionals will present in a very rare way the 50 best natural size nativity scenes which were selected by the UFRJ – Rio de Janeiro Federal University School of Fine Arts. These scenes will be presented at shopping centers, airports, public squares as well as the most popular places in town.

On the last day of the exhibition, these 50 scenes will be auctioned or simply sold. All of the earnings will go to a social welfare project conducted by the exhibiting town or by the State of Rio de Janeiro Social Welfare – Rio Solidário. The “Projeto Vivo” (“Live Nativity Scene”) is an open-air scenic project that will take place at the Christmas Festival. For 2009, it will be the very first time when a scenic project of this caliber will take place in the western region of the country.