August | Volosko
The yearly painting competition returns to the quaint fishing village of Volosko on Opatija’s Riviera. Frozen in time, Volosko – with its charming stone houses and narrow lanes – serves as an artists’ colony that provides inspiration for painters and musicians worldwide. The artwork competition, which covers painting and photography, takes place on the waterfront and connecting lanes and staircases. It features categories for young artists up to 14 years of age, as well as for amateurs and professionals. This year’s Mandrać 2018 is dedicated to one of Opatija’s most famous past guests, Italian opera composer Giacomo Puccini, on his 160th birthday.