Established by famous artist and sculptor, Ioanna Babari, in the spring of 2000, the art center Philochoria is located in the charming village of Megalochori Santorini. Mrs Babari has been trained in Paris and Canada. She has also studied theatre at the Stanislavsky School and has assisted in the making of several movies.
This art center aims to provide a common platform for artists from all over the world, to create a favorable environment for artists to develop their art, and to serve as a workshop cum gallery to showcase the work of both experienced and budding artists. Contemporary art forms, including a variety of disciplines like painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, architecture, music, theater and other forms of traditional art, are showcased at Philochoria.
The center also imparts training to aspiring artists, both local and visiting, and through this it provides employment opportunity to talented artists. The center is housed in a 19th century building in the center of Megalochori.