THE CARNIVAL WORKSHOP

…or else Wonderland!

The ideas usually preexist into our artists’ minds, staying there until the time comes. Then the sculptor takes his tools and everything is brought to life. The inspiration meets the talent and creativity reaches its peak. Shapes, figures, letters or numbers, take shape with every hit of the artist’s chisel. The process from something being sketched on a blank piece of paper to its being painted and ready for the Big Parade is something magical. And all this happen in the Workshop. Artists work there almost all day and night, sometimes even 24 hours a day.And the colorful, impressive float is ready to go out and steal our hearts.

The Carnival Workshop of the Municipality of Patras was initially housed in the former Ladopoulou factory (1988) and has been transferred in Petroto in 1995.