Fatti ad ArteHistorical palaces hosting great masters of art
Fatti ad arte (Artfully made) is an event dedicated to high craftsmanship, the expression of beauty and authenticity that was born in the Renaissance workshops, and that still represents Italian art, culture and tradition.
Organized by the homonymous association, the event takes place every year under Patrizia Maggia‘s art direction, in the historical centre of Biella, called Il Piazzo, inside three magnificent buildings, Palazzo Ferrero and Palazzo La Marmora, where the artisans showcase their works.
The exhibition aim at generating cultural and economic value through talent, handiwork and experimentation and through the skillful blend of tradition and innovation. The relationship between these historic buildings and the master artisans has always existed, enhanced by the presence of the artisans themselves, at work disclosing to the public the processing steps characterising their trade.
On display, one-off pieces and objects representing all the métiers d’art: from ceramics to glassmaking, from textile to tailoring, from shoemaking to jewellery, from restoration to bookbinding, from decoration to mosaics and violin-making, and so forth.
In 2021, a special section will be dedicated to craftsmanship as a mean to facilitate social rehabilitation.
Since the very first edition, Fatti ad Arte has attracted a great number of visitors and has included important institutions from Piedmont and other regions, such as the Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane, the Association Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte, the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, the Fondazione Antonio Carlo Monzino.
The city of Biella is a very relevant showcase for this event: indeed, it has been nominated Città Creativa Unesco per Crafts & Folk Arts (Unesco Creative City for Crafts & Folk Arts).