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The Obra Social Leste Um – O SOL is a nonprofit institution whom since 1965 has promoted and encouraged humanistic development through Brazilian culture and crafts by offering:

  • Technical craft education
  • Updating and enhancing techniques and practices used by craftsmen
  • Facilitating distribution of crafts though permanent fairs and stores

Mission

“Promote and encourage humanistic development in socially and economically venerable people through the education and training in craft techniques, through productive actions in Art and Culture that allow for the creation of greater opportunities related to work and income.”

Vision

“To be, by 2016, the standard for job creation and education in the Craft Sector.”

Arts and Craft Fair/ Store

An important exhibition and retail space for works by apprentices of Obra O SOL and Brazilian craftsmen, to promote and support the use of crafts as well as craftsmen, create a marketplace for enthusiasts, and strengthen the sector.

A distinct space that allows students theoretical and practical experience, addresses relevant processes, markets, design, product framing, price setting, marketing, exposure, and commercialization of products and works.

Seeking to improve the engagement and dialogue of craftsmen from vast regions of the country, O SOL estabalishes relationships various related institutions, including, Cultural Association of the Friend of the Edison Carneiro Folklore Museum (ACAMUFEC).

Arts and Craft Fair/ Store Hours

Monday – Friday 09:00 until 18:00h and Saturdays from 09:30 until 13:30h
Parking is available on location.