Armenpress News Agency , Armenia Wednesday Gyumri to host 'Lentuda' Arts and Crafts festival YEREVAN, MAY 17, ARMENPRESS. Gyumri will host new tourism festival. On July 29 Arts and Crafts festival, entitled ‘Lenduta’, will be held in the second largest city of Armenia. During the festival, Alexandrapol-Gyumri traditional arts, crafts, with theatrical performances and concerts, will be presented. “Usually it is perceived that it is hot in Armenia in July and it would be better not to visit the country in that period. Moreover, tourism activeness decreases to some extent. But in July it is the best season in Gyumri, weather is wonderful”, Aleksan Ter-Minasyan, director of Gyumri’s Berlin Art Hotel, told a press conference in Armenpress. The festival will launch in the evening of July 28, with a festive concert. Next day march will be held in the streets of Gyumri. The program will continue until late at night. “Starting from 21:30, the central square will be turned into an Italian square, it will be in the form of a big cafe where people can order something. We have talked with the administrations of hotels, restaurants, we hope they will ensure that part. The aim is not just to eat, but to organize screening of musical movies about Gyumri in the big screen”, Aleksan Ter-Minasyan said. First Vice-President of State Tourism Committee Mekhak Apresyan said the festival is expected to be held annually. “Gyumri will be presented with its arts and crafts, taste and smell. This is good example of public-private sector cooperation. Gyumri has great potential to become a regional tourism center. Preconditions exist, two airlines operate flights from Gyumri. We are going to contribute to Gyumri’s development through various events, including this festival”, Mekhak Apresyan said.