Luštica Bay finds itself this year sponsoring KotorArt,
an annual cultural festival held at heart of the splendid UNESCO Montengrin city of Kotor.
But the popular festival’s various events weren’t restricted to the walls of beautiful Kotor, because Luštica Bay organised its own mini calendar of events, bringing some of the ancient city’s cultural highlights to the shores of the Adriatic.
Pottery enthusiasts of all ages, for example, were able to indulge in their passion through artists Petar Martinovic and Eva Molinar. The duo, whose Kotor-based studio ‘Atelje Starih Zanata’, held classes at the end of July. Popular among the many techniques that were taught, included the hand-building techniques of coiling, slabbing and pinch potting, as well as the infamous wheel throwing.
While creative skills would have been required for the pottery classes, there was a definite change in gear by the time 27 July hit. For it was on that day that the string quartet, ‘Il Belpaese’, settled themselves around Luštica’s swimming pool. Serbians Arpad Nagy, Dusan Birac, Vladimir Saru and Zelijko Ivovic set about serenading Lustica Bay and all its amassed guests into the night with beautiful renditions of popular songs such as Elvis Costello’s ‘She’, Frank Sinatra’s ‘Strangers In The Night’ and Consuelo Velázquez’s ‘Besame Mucho’ music.
While the sun continues to shine and the balmy temperatures remain high, the fun is also set to carry on. On 13 August, Luštica’s youngest residents will be treated to their very own concert which will mark the end of KotorArt’s child-friendly performances.