The 1997 edition was proposed to extend the event to all of the Florentine and Senese Chianti, so as to transform this area into a sort of open-air museum, through the promotion of both temporary and permanent art works. So the step-by-step itinerary experienced the previous year in the only municipality of Greve in Chianti, was expanded in this entire area, substantially homogeneous in history and vocation. Apart from the newly recruited municipalities, the project was supported by the City of Siena and also by the APT (Promotional Tourist Agency) of Florence and Siena, due to the important cultural and touristic aspect of the event.

Participating artists: Karel Appel, Stefano Arienti, Joseph Beuys, Sandro Chia, Sol Lewitt, Mario Merz, Maurizio Nannucci, Anne & Patrick Poirer, Mauro Staccioli, Studio Azzurro.