Art festival to “lower the dividing line between Tel Aviv and Jaffa”

ByJames I. Robertson

Jul 19, 2022

Jaffa and Tel Aviv, formally one city, but often considered two separate entities

Original music, artwork and dance performances will be showcased overnight by creatives in the mixed Arab-Israeli city of Jaffa next week.

More than 100 artists who are part of the Jaffa 110 group will perform and exhibit art forms on July 28 at the Mishlama Municipal Building, a municipal structure for residents of Tel Aviv and Jaffa to perform civic duties.

“We want to lower the dividing line between Tel Aviv and Jaffa,” Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai said. The Times of Israel (ToI) reported.

“Jaffa is an inseparable part of Tel Aviv.”

The city of Tel Aviv is officially known as Tel-Aviv-Yafo – the Hebrew pronunciation of Jaffa – but the two municipalities are often considered separate entities, with different residential populations and cultures.

Jaffa is the oldest southern part of Tel Aviv-Yafo, an ancient port city in central Israel.

The Jaffa 110 was born from a joint group of artists whose art showcases the delights of Jaffa, with works by performance and spoken word creators, galleries of interactive compositions, sculptures, street theater and other cultural performances, depending on HAVE.

Their free event is scheduled for July 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., at 110 Jerusalem Boulevard, Jaffa.

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