The painters' and woodcarvers colony- Papradishte masters

The Painters’ and Wood - carvers’ Colony Papradište Masters, which used to be held in Papradište Village, has now been moved to Veles into the fully-restored memorial houses of Jordan Had`i Konstantinov-Dzinot and the Kasapov Family. This is the only Veles Region – based colony organized by the Municipality. The Colony aims at the promotion of Veles as place of culture full of tradition and values. One of the notable personalities from Papradište is the greatest builder Andreja Damjanov, who, together with his associates, was building not only in Veles, but throughout the entire Balkans as well. The first artist and the last fresco-painter Dimitar Andonov-Papradiški is from this very place, same as the famous Zografski family. Another specific peculiarity about all of them is that their works of art were renowned throughout the entire of the Balkans, which is precisely why the Papradište Masters has been made an international event. The artists are eager to come here, and some of them participate every year.