Jun 28, 2023 | Local Events


SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2023 | 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Lower Park

The event starts at noon!

All times, dates and performers subject to change. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Now in its 13th year, Artpark’s Fairy House Festival welcomes visitors of all ages to marvel at a celebration of Ukrainian culture: its mystic and ancient traditions as well as its vibrant modern art.

Featured acts and artists:

  • Mucca Pazza
  • Artpark Fairy Orchestra
  • Artpark Fairy ensemble directed by Vlad Troitskyi
  • Art inspired by Maria Prymachenko produced by Bethany Krull
  • Art of costume Uta Bekaia
  • Art of living puppetry by Luna Gromberg

This year the festival will be directed by Vlad Troitskyi, a theater director from Kyiv, Ukraine, the founder of the CCA Dakh Theater and GogolFest, and the founder of the DakhaBrakha band. Vlad will work with 20 local actors and artists on creating a Ukrainian-inspired celebration costumed by Uta Bekaia and installations by Bethany Krull inspired by the art of Ukrainian artist Maria Prymachenko.

Artist applications will be open soon and we’ll be announcing this year’s performers in the coming months.

During the afternoon, special musical guests Mucca Pazza will return by popular demant to entertain the crowd with a rock & roll marching band, street theater extravaganza. WNYC described the group as “Seeing this irresistible band of horns and violins, guitars and accordion all parade in and eventually take the stage is infectious, chaotic fun. But it’s also an incredibly coordinated and choreographed performance full of cheers and bursting with energy that is easy to get caught up in.”

Uta Bekaia is a Georgian-born multimedia artist currently residing and working in New York and Tbilisi. After studying Industrial Design at Tbilisi Mtsire Academy, he debuted as an artist at AMA (Avant-Guard Fashion Assembly) with a sculptural performance. He creates performances and installations inhabited with wearable sculptures, exploring his historical-cultural background, genetic codes and cycles of the universe. Currently, he is a resident artist at ART OMI, New York, and in partnership with ERTI Gallery, Tbilisi.

Inspired by ancient mythology, fairy tales, Italian Baroque, and Georgian Dada, Bekaia with his exuberant, sculptural costumes, reinvents and re-stages long lost, never-before-documented rituals. Believing in genetical transferability of communal memory, Bekaia attempts to re-connect with ancient knowledge and impregnate it with his own experiences and new meaning.