SUMMER PRESSKIT 2020 - CULTURE
CULTURE - DISCOVER HISTORY
Crans-Montana is a destination that is full of history and Valais folk traditions. Culture can be admired, savoured and shared here in all its forms. The many museums, festivals, exhibitions and galleries represent just a few of the examples of cultural diversity that the region offers. Music, from folk to classical, via electro, is also a highlight, with lots of concerts, events and festivals all year long. A variety of quality cultural stakeholders meet regularly in order to offer visitors and inhabitants of the region a varied, quality cultural offering.
Vision Art Festival
Taking urban art to new heights
Vision Art Festival brings art urban art to new heights! Vision Art Festival – the only festival of urban art in the mountains - a true open-air museum, with a star place on the main urban art festival scene, attracts artists from all over the world. The artwork is located at altitudes of between 1,500 and 3,000 metres, and can be seen at any time. Created in 2015, we are one of the 8 top towns for graffiti in Europe, with some of the highest murals in Europe!
Symbiosis of Arts and Nature
The Crans-Montana Classics have been punctuating the destination’s musical and cultural agenda with unforgettable musical moments, high-level concerts and prestigious master classes. It combines the magic of the music and the exaltation of the summits in a perfect symbiosis of Arts and Nature.
Expression through art
Through exhibitions, workshops, gatherings and publications, the Fondation Opale intends to install a permanent dialogue between Aboriginal art and contemporary art. Launched in June 2019, the ”Before Time Began” exhibition truly launched the Foundation’s artistic project, with works from the origins of contemporary Aboriginal art to mod-ern time. From June 14th, 2020 to April 2021, Fondation Opale presents “Resonances”, its new exhibition. Bringing together 50 contemporary Aboriginal and international artists, this five-chapter tour explores the fundamental theme of the human's place in the universe through their works.
Perpetuating the work carried out since 2013 by the Pierre Arnaud Foundation, the Opal Foundation settled in the heights of the village of Lens, on the Crans-Montana plateau. An open window on the fine arts and painting from here and elsewhere, this building took roots on the shores of Lake Louché, in the heart of a masterful alpine landscape. A daring architectural gesture but full of humility, the building is in total symbiosis with the surrounding nature. Its photovoltaic glass façade, a true technological prowess, reflects the silhouette of the mountains and the rippling waters, while the 1,000 m2 of exhibition space is bathed in sunlight.