"Faqra is a safe area, everyone goes up there when things aren't safe," said
Fireworks will be the only staple event missing from this year's festival, held each year on the grounds of
Organizers themed this year's event on "magic and illusion," Gedeon said. Entertainment will include
New to this year's event will be Tape Over Berlin, a crew of artists whose method of using tape as an art medium was born out of
One of the highlights of the summer festival is the designer exhibit, which will showcase 50 different local brands from around the country: "[There's] everything: furniture, accessories, gadgets, jewelry, clothing and food," Gedeon said.
Unlike most of
Regardless of the security situation, organizers said the show must go on. Asked whether she thinks violence in Arsal will deter visitors, Gedeon said: "Hopefully not."
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