This weekend in Lleida, Spain, the Raimat Lleida Community Foundation hosted the first edition of the Raimat Arts Festival, produced in collaboration with the Festival Napa Valley and the Village of La Roca. The weekend is filled with fashion, art, culture, gastronomy and wine. The festival was held in Spain with the goal of having social impact projects that improve that area.
Under the cover and leadership of Elena de Carandini Raventos, the event was organized to strengthen Raimat and Leyda with companies, organizations and individuals. The Raimat Castle is an integral part of the festival, representing the public-private partnership in the community of Lleida. The 12th century fortress is a national cultural interest of Spain as well as the treasure of the Raimat winery.
“The aim of the festival is to show our jewels – our gastronomy, our music and our land – to people in Spain, the Napa Valley and the world,” said de Carandini Raventos, founder of the Raimat Arts Festival. “Even in Barcelona they still don’t know what we have here in Raimat. The festival showcases the opportunities we have here in the community. Here we have four pillars: the festival; Social action, to help the disabled; traditional And innovation that helps people in areas like entrepreneurship,” she continues.
Last night a chamber concert was held in the winery’s courtyard, featuring seven artists by Lydian, Catalan and Spanish composers such as Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados and Manuel de Falla. Violist Francisco Fulana and cellist Sofia Baselar, guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas, and lyric soprano Serena Sainz were among the artists who received loud applause from the audience.
The United Way Foundation, the Spanish Association of Foundations, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation are the arms that make the celebration possible.
“After sixteen years in Napa, we’re excited to share the experience and wealth we’ve learned. These festivals are a great way to bring everyone together, and bring attention to the area. When we met with people in Remat a year ago, they were excited to do the same thing, so what’s this?” “We came up with a plan and painted a picture of what it could look like. This is very much in line with what we do in Napa because after sixteen years we know what works and what doesn’t. We worked out every detail of what was going to happen every day, and I’m really excited about how it turned out,” said Charles, Festival Napa Valley Founder and Artistic Director. Leurne said.
“California was founded by the Spanish and it’s an honor to be back here,” said Robin Baggett, Napa Valley Festival Board Chair and owner of Napa’s Alpha & Omega Winery.
About 40 minutes drive from the heart of Barcelona, an hour and fifteen minutes drive to the South of France, and on the way to Spain’s famous Costa Rica, lies the village of La Roca. It is a region rich in culture with castles, country estates and the foothills of the Pyrenees. Apart from the Baxter collection, the village is also stocked with 150 luxury brands, fourteen of which are Spanish, with 60% off retail prices in high street showrooms.
Upon entering, one of the first things you’ll notice is the Gaudi-inspired art and architecture, as well as the colorful Catalan tiles, fountains and mosaics. Now the village has new artwork by Mina Hamada, updated boutiques like Burberry and the new Italian restaurant Koro Illusion, an Asian-influenced restaurant with a New York vibe.
La Roca Village has partnered with the Raimat Arts Festival to offer VIP services and fashion. Bicester Collection and La Rocca are known for their cultural inspiration rather than popular shopping destinations. In collaboration with both festivals, the Raimat Arts Festival is a great opportunity to support unique artistic initiatives and passionate audiences that provide our guests with heightened experiences. Our duty, as a global company, is to give visibility to artistic projects.” says Elena Foguet, Retail Director of Value (which operates La Rocca Village).
In addition to being involved in the community, La Rocca Village is known for its popular VIP services including virtual shopping, hands-free shopping, valet parking, personal shopper and stylist access, exclusive VIP areas, gift cards, VIP passes, and baggage drop. , and duty free shopping restaurants. And now that the world is traveling again, there are more and more American visitors to the village.
According to the statistics of July, “La Rocca Village, travelers from the United States took the third place in total sales to international tourists, showing a higher level than in 2019 and recovering by 121%.” It’s definitely the place to shop in Barcelona, where you can find anything you want, along with a wide variety of dining options.