The Saigon Cultural Products Corporation in collaboration with Tuoi Tre will hold the Vietculture 2011 festival on Wednesday in Ho Chi Minh City.
Themed “The World of Beauty,” the festival will gather more than 300 booths of books and school equipment, fashion products, furniture, children’s toys, traditional cuisine and health food.
There will be a play area provided for children and activities will include a painting exhibition, karaoke singing contest, and games with the theme of Lucky Luke comic book.
A highlight of the festival will be the “Fine Arts Street.” Visitors will have the chance to make their own paintings, get portraits or statues made and see ceramic works of well-known artists like Le Trieu Dien, Hong Linh and Luong Truong Tho.
Seminars on Vietnamese culture and arts will be held with the participation of professor Tran Van Khe, writers Nguyen Nhat Anh, Nguyen Ngoc Tu, translators Ly Lan Nguyen Phan Que Mai and journalist-musician Vu Duc Sao Bien.
Painters from Tuoi Tre Cuoi newspaper’s comics club will hold a program titled “Come and Smile.” The painters will sketch comedic portraits of visitors.
The program aims to draw the public’s attention to the charity “For a future smile” to help children born with cleft palate.
Vietculture 2011 will run until May 5 at Phu Tho Sporting Hall at 219 Ly Thuong Kiet, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City.