Welcome to Sunrise Stepanakert: a multimedia art festival

Join us to experience photography, digital art, film, and music.

June 26 – July 17

The Exhibition

The Sunrise Stepanakert exhibition will take place at the House of Paul Eluard Francophone Center. It features photography and digital art by a number of renowned artists.

Musical performances

Sunrise Stepanakert will feature performances by gifted local musicians, featuring: Voices of Artsakh, Artsakhikner, King’s Band, and Tiezerk Band.

Film screenings

Sunrise Stepanakert will screen the films of three talented filmmakers: Emily Mkrtichian, Silva Khnkanossian, and Mariam Avetisian.


We will feature creative workshops delivered by creative professionals in various fields. Workshops will be run by: Peto Poghosian, Sonya Avagian, Mihr Theater, and Roubina Margossian

Art is a way of survival: we create, we heal, we thrive

In times of tragedy, we are thrust into darkness. Our emotions, sentiments, and perceptions grow dull. Our souls get trapped in the dusk. We remain caught between the past and the present, grappling with loss and grief.

Yet, times of tragedy also bring to light our resolve and our resilience, our voice and our valor. This is what guides us to the other end of the long night – towards healing, growth, and strength. In this journey towards our future, we rediscover ourselves and others. We rediscover what binds us to our community, our nation, and our land. We find purpose in love, hope, and light. We find sunrise.