Ayia Napa Mayor Christos Zannettos visited the artists at work during the 8th International Sculpture Symposium on Friday and said the city’s sculpture park upgrades Cyprus as a cultural tourist destination.
“This place has become a point of reference not only for tourists who visit Ayia Napa from abroad but also for locals and schools who visit it regularly since there is something different every time,” Zannettos said.
During his visit the mayor was informed on the progress of the works so far, and presented a commemorative plaque to Spanish artist, Pedro Jose Jordan Mateo. The mayor then decorated the park’s Christmas tree together with the artists and other participants.
The 8th International Sculpture Symposium will end on Wednesday, December 14, with Deputy Minister of Culture Giannis Toumazis announcing the event’s closure at the city’s “Thalassa” marine museum.
As part of the event, the newly completed works will be unveiled and the artists will be honoured both by the municipality and by the ‘Friends of the Sculpture Park’ association.