Ein Hod Artists Village
Ein Hod Artists’ Village is located on Mount Carmel just south of the city of Haifa. It is a residential community of artists who choose to make this quaint, off-the-beaten-path, flower-filled location both their home and work studio. It was established in 1949 by Marcel Janco and approximately 500 residents live there and engage in all areas of art from visual arts, painting, pottery and jewelry-making, to literature and theater. Most of the studios are open to the public, and visitors are welcome to observe the artists, their materials and methods, and to hear from them about their work and their life in the village.
Ein Hod Artists’ Village offers a variety of activities for the art or nature lover. The Artists’ Gallery exhibits work by many local, Israeli artists, the Nisco Museum features antique music boxes and the Janco-Dada Museum honors Ein Hod’s founder and modern artist. Many of the studios are open to the public; the local artists are happy to speak with individuals and groups visiting their home. The Gertrude Krause House sponsors biweekly chamber music concerts and guest lectures. During the summer months performances of popular music and light entertainment take place in the Roman style outdoor amphitheater.
Ein Hod Artists’ Village also offers a variety of cafes and restaurants to service visitors; there is also a local microbrewery . There are a few quaint bed and breakfasts (zimmers) within the village for those interested in staying overnight.
Guided tours of the Ein Hod Artists’ Village is available through advanced booking. On the tour, guests learn the history of Ein Hod through the eyes of one of its residents and artists. The tour can also be tailored to include a workshop with a private session in painting, sculpting, silk screening and many other art forms.
There are many hiking trails through the Carmel Mountain available nearby.