The sun is shining, the birds are singing and Spring is definitely in the Ibiza air – it can only mean one thing – it’s time for ‘Els Dissabtes al Mercat Vell’. For the third consecutive year, and in an initiative led by the Town Hall of Ibiza, this Saturday 25th Feb, from 11am-2pm in la Plaza del Mercat Vell de Vila, our favourite Saturday morning activity goes into full swing right there, in the middle of Ibiza’s World Heritage site.
This year, as well as the usual elements of live local music, kids activities, Es Juvert Artesania Market and the fruit, veg and flower market of the Mercat Vell itself, they’ve decided to bring Art into the equation with the added bonus of ‘El MercArt’.
The plan is this – to turn La Plaza Sa Drassaneta into a space where the island artists can get together and show everyone their wares. From the famous to the emerging, they hope to bring you art in all its forms over the coming weeks.
ARTISTS CONFIRMED: *BOKE & LUCHY *BO WOODY WINTER *DIEGO PIKABEA
*MARTA TORRASSA *JOLEEN EIDE-JOHANSEN *LA SKIMAL *LAIA DOMINGO.. *AuFeGar…
ELS DISSABTES AL MERCAT NOU PRESENTS: AIRES FRESCOS
But lets not forget about the New Market! For that particular shopping zone of Vila, they’re bringing along the students of Ibiza’s Music and Dance Conservatorio. Over the month of March, prick up your finely tuned ears and get ready to be enthralled by the Saxo Cuartet and the Conservatio Jazz Band, not to mention a little light Chamber Music (with Strings)…. Meanwhile, taking over the streets with their acrobatic ways, Acrobati-K doing their thing.
Music for shopping, music by future maestros.
The three events at the Mercat Nou also take place on Saturday mornings, from 11am-2pm.
MERCAT VELL PROGRAMME
Saturday 25th Feb:
PETER COLOURS Live! – Hot Covers
KIDS WORKSHOP: using Recycled materials+ Facepainting
The Inauguration of MercArt with live Action Painting from Boke &Luchy w/the Mrs P Project and Boa(13.00hrs)
Saturday 10th de March
CALYPSO STEELBAND IBIZA Live! – Caribbean Dream
KIDS WORKSHOP: Giant Toyland + Jewellery Workshop
Saturday 24th MarchS
WING & DREAMS – Bless my Soul!
KIDS WORKSHOP: using recycled materials + Facepainting!
Saturday 14th April
LA MATI & FRIENDS Live! – Flamenco Fever!
KIDS WORKSHOP: Pearl Art + Giant Toys
La Plaza de Sa Drassaneta (behind the Mercat Vell) is transformed into a mini Montmatre, an amazing location for an explosive selection of the island’s finest creative minds.. Art On the street!
Want to participate? They’re looking for artists! Tel: 645 90 90 98
MERCAT NOU PROGRAMME
Saturday 3rd March
Saturday 17th March
The Conservatorio Jazz Group
Saturday 31st March
Chamber Music with Strings
ACROBATI-K in charge of Animation!