Monthly guide for contemporary art

Founded in September 2008, artnewscafe bulletin is one of the oldest and long-term projects of Open Arts Foundation. It is structured as a monthly art guide and a platform for in-depth articles, reviews and interviews specializing in contemporary art.

Founded in September 2008, artnewscafe bulletin is one of the oldest and long-term projects of Open Arts Foundation. It is structured as a monthly art guide and a platform for in-depth articles, reviews and interviews specializing in contemporary art.

As one of its main features since the beginning, the monthly art guide offers a selection of exhibitions and events in several sections: local news (Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Veliko Tarnovo and other cities), in Europe and around the world, art career and art talks. The bulletin art guide is published every month on artnewscafe bulletin website, distributed as a newsletter and is also available as a free to download booklet and a free mobile application for Android and iOS.

Between 2015 and 2019, artnewscafe bulletin grows into an online platform for young authors and art critics and covers many shows, events, and artists of the local and international contemporary art scene. The archive including all the articles is available on the bulletin’s website.

The bulletin is named after artnewscafe, the first coffee shop in Plovdiv with a library offering access to a variety of international art magazines and publications. Situated just next to SARIEV gallery, artnewscafe rapidly becomes a busy meeting spot for young artists, creatives and free-lancers.

Editor-in-chief of artnewscafe bulletin, since its first years until 2018, is the art critic Svetla Petkova. Current editor in charge of the monthly art guide is Desislava Mileva. She started as a young author and since 2018, is responsible also for the artwork cover choice and the following interview with its author. The logo of artnewscafe was created by the Bulgarian artist Nedko Solakov.

artnewscafe bulletin is made possible with the financial aid of National Fund for Culture.