The opening ceremony was attended by Mikayil Jabbarov, Minister of Education, Farah Aliyeva, Rector of Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts, schoolchildren and media representatives.
Fine Art Gallery of Child-Youth Creativity Palace named after Tofig Ismayilov was established in 1983 on the initiative of national leader Heydar Aliyev. After major overhaul, Gallery was equipped with the most modern training equipment and all necessary conditions were created for pupils to learn the secrets of fine art. The gallery that will operate as a common center in the new style is very important in terms of effective use of leisure time of schoolchildren and their development on the basis of modern painting traditions.
There are 7 salons at the Gallery in order to conduct creative lessons and exhibitions for pupils. "Drawing and painting", "Digital image" circles will function at the Gallery. The purpose of the newly created "Digital image" circle is to maintain the traditions of fine art and teach to create images by the computer. These circles are intended for 5-16-year-old pupils to be dealing with graphics and painting. At the same time, a variety of important exhibitions, competitions and master classes will also be organized at the Gallery.
At the ceremony, the art exhibition, reflecting all genres of fine art and organizing among circle members of secondary schools and creativity centers operating in Baku, was demonstrated on the occasion of the opening of the Gallery. The exhibition was attended by children and young people between the ages of 6-18. The exhibition covered the topics "My city - the Pearls of Azerbaijan", "Our national heritage - the samples of decorative-applied art", "Azerbaijani fairy tales through the eyes of children”.
The participants of the ceremony listened to songs and poems performed by members of children's theater "Chicheyim".