In 2019 the Arts & Craft Market Gmünd takes place for the 29th time and offers a pleasant and atmospheric environment at the main square which is dedicated a pedestrian area for the first weekend of August. The Arts & Craft Market Gmünd is intended to provide a forum for qualitatively high artistic encounters and aims at bringing together art and trade on the basis of strict quality selection. An expert jury chooses from over 150 applications the best 100 participants each year. This ensures that there is only high-quality, professional handmade craftwork offered in Gmünd and that pure commodity is excluded from the market. Those efforts pay off: the popularity of this market is constantly growing, the special atmosphere attracts not only many visitors but also vendors of high-quality products.
What also contributes to the market’s unique ambience is the well-coordinated supporting programme with young music groups from local music schools, street performers including a professional children’s theatre, an exciting quiz rally for kids leading through the old town and much more; this all is appreciated by participants as well as by visitors and make Gmünd to the centre of applied arts for two days.