News for July 2020

July 17, 2020 14:34
Hot July in Perm
Photos by Darya Permyakova

Despite temperature records and the coronavirus pandemic, large-scale work on the construction and reconstruction of roads and the Kama river embankment is underway in Perm, and the city is getting prepared for its 300th anniversary that will be celebrated in 2023. Facades of buildings in the city centre are being renovated.

Last week a street art project "FormART" was officially launched in the Volga Federal District. The project is aimed at supporting young artists and creating a modern urban environment. The main theme of the Street Art Festival 2020 is the role of an individual and of a community in the fight against the new coronavirus infection "COVID-19". Both professional and amateur artists can participate in the project. Photos and videos of the art process will be posted on the project website, and the winner of the festival will be chosen by a public vote in October 2020.

The Perm Youth Palace is under reconstruction as well – young people are looking forward to see a renovated and extended building where they could perform, work and discuss any acute issues.

In the Industrial District of the city, a “Physical Re-setting” Project has been launched for the retired in order to provide an opportunity for elderly people to lead a healthy lifestyle.

After some restrictions were lifted, summer cafes, stadiums and museums were reopened. The most popular cafes are located in the downtown area. In the Central Exhibition Hall, the "Treasures of Tutankhamun's Tomb” exhibition has been extended until August 30th. At the famous Perm Art Gallery, visitors can enjoy paintings by Russian artists of the 18th-19th centuries, as well as attend two new exhibitions - “Artists of Perm Region. Epochs and Generations” and “The Urals: Images and Myths”. Next week, visitors will be able to enjoy Western European art and Perm wooden sculpture, and on August 1, the Gallery will open a new exhibition - “The Stroganovs: an Era in Icon Images” showing icons and church decoration items of the 17th – 18th centuries from the Gallery's funds.