Despite claims of the fall of industrial estates, Fotanians celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Fotanian: Open studios event. Accordingly, the theme this year is “Ten Years of Fotanian”. The number of studios and artists involved has hit a record high this year and there will be plenty of exhilarating cultural events throughout the year. The Fotanian community has developed from a handful of art studios to a community of 70+ studios ran by artists of all disciplines, not to mention the international artists who have been attracted by this unique community and decided to settle here. Ten years ago, the open studio event did not receive much public attention, but it has grown and flourished – it has now become the highlight of the city’s cultural calendar, with the number of visitors increasing every year.