“Cities of Crimea. Old Crimea — the crossroads of times ”. This was the name of the plein-air competition, which took place in Old Crimea. It brought together artists from all over the peninsula. They were given several sites to create paintings from life. The organizers named the preservation and development of the southern realistic school of painting as the main goal of the plein-air competition. Meanwhile, Crimean ceramics masters were exchanging experience and were holding master classes for everyone who wanted to join the art.