Çiğli Mayor Onur Emrah Yıldız opened the Painting Exhibition prepared by the oil painting and pencil drawing trainees of Kakliç Art Academy together with the art lovers of Çiğli.

Oil painting and pencil drawing courses, which have been going on for six months at Çiğli Municipality Kakliç Art Academy, ended with the year-end painting exhibition. In the exhibition, which included the works of 30 trainees, 23 oil paintings and 7 pencil works were presented to the participants of the event. Republican People's Party Çiğli District Chairman Erkan Akar, municipal council members, headmen and many art lovers attended the exhibition. The trainees received their certificates from President Yıldız.

Kakliç Art Academy offers oil painting and pencil drawing courses for adults and children, as well as sculpture, ceramics, gourd embroidery and preparation courses for the Faculty of Fine Arts. Preparation courses for the Faculty of Fine Arts exams and art courses for children will continue uninterruptedly during the summer months.


Emphasizing that they will always support art and artists, Mayor Yıldız said, “Mayors are not only responsible for landscaping, pavements or roads. At the same time, he should stand by art and artists in order to beautify life in the places he works. We will build the Ahmed Arif Cultural Center as soon as possible on the treasury land allocated to us by ESHOT in our Ataşehir Neighborhood. "In addition to bringing this meaningful work to our district, we will continue to do whatever we can to support our artists and strengthen our society's bond with art," he said.

Stating that they want to bring the 1948 church located in Kaklıç District to a position that will create added value to Çiğli and İzmir in terms of tourism, Mayor Yıldız said, “I was very excited when I heard that there was such a church in Kakliç. We will start serious work together with our neighborhood headman to bring the historical church back to light. If we can succeed, Kakliç will become a center of attraction for local and foreign tourists with its historical values as well as artistic production. "This situation will have a positive impact on the economy of the people of the region," he said.