Ein Hod Artists Colony
Located 12 miles south of Haifa, the Ein Hod Artists’ colony nestles in the forested mountains of the Western Carmel. It is a special village whose residents are all artisans and leading figures in the Israeli culture. Many of the artists present their works in small galleries in their homes, and some offer workshops of their craftsmanship.
History of Ein Hod
Ein Hod was an Arab village until 1948, but during the Israeli-Arab war its inhabitants left. In 1953, the Romanian Israeli artist Marcel Janco initiated resettling the village by artisans and craftspeople. Today most of the residents of the village are painters and sculptors, as well as performers, musicians, writers and poets. At the center of the village is a nice café, an art gallery presenting most of the colony’s community artworks, and a museum devoted to Marcel Janco and the Dadaism art movement.
Touring Ein Hod
The colony is open year-round, all days of the week. During the summer months, and especially on the weekends, it can get crowded. Exploring the village through its winding streets amidst the Carmel forest is an exciting cultural experience, suited for all ages.
A tour of Ein Hod Artists’ Colony site can be combined with a Day tour to Caesarea and Haifa.