Beyond all expectations: the final balance of the 58th edition of the Sardinian Artistic Craft Fair speaks of about 13 thousand admissions, a good four thousand more than in 2018. An excellent result which rewards the quality of the artefacts exhibited in Mogoro from 27 July to 1 September.
OFFICIAL DATA. There are exactly 12,322 tickets detached this year, for a collection of 28,420 euros. To these are added the 550 visitors on the day of the inauguration (which was held on 26 July last). The total includes the 330 people who purchased integrated tickets to go to the archaeological site of Cuccurada, who appreciated the combination of the cultural proposal.
The average influx was 350 visitors per day. The peak was reached last Sunday, on the occasion of the closure: 1,100 admissions. Manufactures were sold for a total of 228,187 euros in turnover: on 1st September sales exceeded 20,000 euros, of which 6,000 in the gold sector alone.
THE MAYOR. “I think this extraordinary result – comments the first citizen Sandro Broccia – is substantially attributable to two things: on the one hand to having aimed at the excellence of Sardinian craftsmen, on the other hand to a serious programming that was launched every year shortly after the closure of the previous edition. I don’t think there are many places in Sardinia where, in six weeks, many entrances to an exhibition center can be counted. Our government, when it had settled ten years ago, had taken over a fair with 2,623 visitors. We have relied on the professionals to make a decisive leap in quality. There are all the conditions for even better results in the coming years”.
THE ASSESSOR.” For us, useless to deny it, it is a source of great satisfaction”, it is the comment of the Municipal Councilor for Craftsmanship, Luisa Broccia.” The success of this year creates expectations for the future and will require greater commitment to improve the path taken. At the next Administration I wish to know how to make the most of this event and to believe in it with great passion: this Fair deserves all the attention of those called to manage the Municipality of Mogoro”.