4 unique outdoor exhibitions for the whole family to enjoy this summer

This summer, the Alpes Vaudoises are transformed into an open-air art gallery. Discover unique exhibitions that enhance the landscape and bring villages and mountain pastures to life. Experience the region in a whole new way!

1. Ailyos: open-air sculptures

From the beginning of July to the end of October 2024, the works of Swiss and international artists invite you to immerse yourself in the landscapes of the Alpes Vaudoises for the 7th edition of Ailyos, Art and Nature. The programme includes a woodcarving symposium, guided tours and the exhibition closing on 19 September 2024.

2. Saype: the ephemeral fresco

Capturing the fragility of our societies and the future challenges facing our planet: that's the aim of French artist Saype through his monumental works destined to disappear. Returning to Villars this year, his giant fresco on the summit of the Grand Chamossaire will be visible for around a month, depending on the weather conditions. You can also discover the new concept of Dolce Vista and Golden Hours, to add an extra touch of poetry to this unique event.

3. Kingdom of cats: feline creations

Until 7 September, the village of Rossinière will be hosting more than 100 creations in wood, metal and even lace for this 8th edition of the exhibition. Scattered throughout the village, the works created by amateur and professional craftsmen will delight cat lovers! At the end of your visit, elect the king or queen of cats by selecting your favourite work. The result will be announced at the event's closing ceremony.

4. Les Ateliers de Solalex: craft creations

Once again in July and August, the Solalex mountain pasture will be welcoming craftspeople to exhibit their work in a unique setting. Ceramics, photographs, watercolours and paintings, jewellery, minerals, textiles: every fortnight, new craftspeople come to present their creations to visitors. At the end of a walk, find the next present to give to your loved ones!

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