Giocolieri, mimi, clown e molto altro
As an initiative of AMA, Associazione Manifestazioni Ascona, the festival was founded in the year 2004, by Andrea Biasca-Caroni as President (active until 2016) and Fernando Damaso as the artistic director until 2005.
From the third edition on, Masha Dimitri and Emmanuel Pouilly assume the artistic directing team.
During four days, artists from all corners of this world, come to perform their skills in the streets of Ascona. In the village, at the lake promenade, by the municipal library, at the Piazza Torre, Piazza Elvezia and other places.
Without compensation, the performers will be busking at the end of their performance as in the old tradition of street performing.
Over 100 shows, all for free, in many different genres: mime, theater, acrobatics, juggling, balancing, fire spitters, musicians, clowns and so on.
Come see and enjoy yourself and your family during the 4 days of the Festival Artistidistrada of Ascona.
THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN ANY WEATHER CONDITIONS (except such meteorological conditions that could compromise the security of the audience)!
Give a vote for the performer of your choice! Voting forms can be found near all the stages and at the Info booth, by the municipal library.
Voting will automatically have you participate in a prize draw, giving you the change to win different prizes as in example: weekend stays for two people at hotels in Ascona, dinners at restaurants in Ascona and other rewards.
Public award 800.- to the winning artist or company.