Mercadearte will feature 40 stalls and a live portrait of the poet Miguel Hernández

The Mercadearte art and craft market returns on Sunday, December 3rd to Calle Arriba in Orihuela for its 17th edition. Councillor Begoña Cuartero said there will be other fun activities in parallel with which they hope to fill the area with people enjoying a good atmosphere.

The parallel activities include street entertainment by stilt walkers and jugglers walking around the market, which will have stalls with everything from paintings and books to jewellery and handicrafts between 10am and 2pm.

As a new addition, the artist Eva Ruiz will create a temporary picture at the doors of the Museum House of the famous local poet Miguel Hernández. She will use white, blue and black chalk to draw an image representing the Civil War writer in his natural environment. Also in the Museum House there will be an exhibition of bonsai trees.

It is also still possible to register with the Town Hall and set up your own stall at the market and so far there are about 40 participants who will be displaying their works of art and craft.

This will be the first Mercadearte under the new council and Cuartero explained they are keeping it going because it was so successful but they have not yet decided how often it will be on during 2016.

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