WINTER 2022/23 PRESSKIT - CULTURE
CULTURE - HIDDEN TREASURES AWAIT
Crans-Montana is a destination full of history and popular Valais traditions that travellers can discover at the Grand-Lens museum as well as the Colombire Ecomuseum. All cultural tastes are catered for, enjoyed and shared here. Examples of our cultural diversity include: a museum of model trains for all the family; the Opale Foundation in Lens, that brings together Swiss and international artists; the Vision Art Festival, which has helped to draw urban art away from large cities and into the heart of the Alps; and of course, the five galleries of Crans-Montana. Music from popular and classical through to electro can also be heard at numerous concerts, events and festivals throughout the year.
Between Aboriginal and Contemporary Art
Through exhibitions and also workshops, meetings and publications, the Fondation Opale intends to establish a permanent dialogue between Aboriginal and contemporary art. The art centre in Lens owes its second life to the support and passion of Bérangère Primat. A Crans-Montana resident, this collector specialising in Aboriginal art wanted to give this art a European dimension.
Until 6 November, you can visit the exhibition "Présent fugitif" of photographic works and wamulu (Australian desert flower) floor paintings that aim to render visible something immaterial, if only for a brief moment in time.
Art & Collections Museum
Bronze & Fire, african animals
Discover fascinating African fauna immortalised in bronze animal sculptures and life-like photographs at the Musée Art et Collections. This exhibition, which is sure to enchant all ages, will definitely take you on a journey until 20 october 2022.
Swiss Made Culture
A yearly varied programme
Throughout the year, Swiss Made Culture offers a varied programme of music, cinema and also visual arts and theater.
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Vision Art Festival – Transforming grey into art
Since 2015, the Vision Art Festival has transformed Crans-Montana into an open-air art gallery. It is a unique concept, where artists from all over the world meet in a breathtaking setting, at altitudes between 1,500 and 3,000m, to brighten up the surfaces of unused buildings in Crans-Montana.
Symbiosis of Arts and Nature
Crans-Montana Classics, the enchantment of music and the intoxication of the mountains, a perfect symbiosis between Arts and Nature. With unfailing creativity and commitment, Crans-Montana Classics continues to offer eclectic concerts to music lovers. As in the past, they will mark the festive season with their Christmas and New Year concerts.
Find out here all the cultural events.