The International Symposium of Sculpture was first organized in 2006 and since then it constantly grows, attracting more and more artists every year from Greece and abroad who gather to create their works 'on the spot' using Cretan tepo stone. The sculptures stay in the village as a gift from the artists. This year 9 sculptors will meet in the village of Venerato coming from different regions of Greece and the world. The Symposium is free and open to the public so that everybody can see the process of creating a sculture. Plus, from 24/7 to 3/8 and from 18:00 to 20:00 there will be a childrens' workshop with activities such as dancing, painting, sculpture and theatrical play, while at the last two days of the Symposium (9 and 10 of August) there will be an exhibition of local products.