Artisan Crafts featured during Notte Bianca

Among the many cultural initiatives taking place during Notte Bianca on September 29, the Malta Artisan Fair will show off homegrown arts and crafts.

A number of cultural activities will take over Valletta during the annual all-night event.
A number of cultural activities will take over Valletta during the annual all-night event.

During the Notte Bianca festivities which will this year take place in Valletta on September 29, the Malta Artisan Fair will be among the participating initiatives, offering an "alternative shopping experience" to the crowds that will surely rush to the capital city during this annual all-night festival of art, culture, food and entertainment.

The Notte Bianca edition of the Artisan Fair will be set up at the Upper Barrakka Gardens, where visitors will be able to browse through and purchase innovative arts and crafts products, as well as fresh artisan foods and produce sold directly from the artistan and producer.

Launched in May 2011 in Vittoriosa, Maltese Artisan Fairs has taken place six times in beautiful historic settings in Malta, including Senglea, Kalkara, the Christmas Market at the Phoenicia Hotel and now in Malta's capital city Valletta.

During Notte Bianca, the capital's streets and cultural venues will play host to diverse types of entertainment.

State palaces and museums will open their doors for the enjoyment of patrons showcasing visual art exhibitions and theatre performances, while the streets and piazzas will host local and international musicians and dancers. Outdoor food stalls and tables will also be set up. Cafes and restaurants will be open until late.

The entrance to Notte Bianca will be through City Gate, while patrons are asked to use the Central Bank Annex (St. James Counterguard passageway) as the exit point.

Arriva will be offering a special price ticket and extension of service for Notte Bianca. A round trip ticket to Valletta and back to all localities for €2.50 will be issued. A special bus service will operate from Valletta after 11pm until 3am. Arriva's Park & Ride services will also be available, with a direct shuttle from Blata l-Bajda and back.
Ferry boats will also be running on a regular basis from Sliema and Birgu to Valletta.

For more information go to Notte Bianca's official website.