Jacob created the Bagni Di Lucca Art Festival with his wife Jaqueline Varela and the acting president of the cultural association “Il Ponte in Arte” which ran it.

The Bagni di Lucca Art Festival in Ponte a Serraglio was born for the love of art. It created a haven for artists to fully express themselves through the making, exhibiting or performing of their work to the enrichment of the local community and a wider audience. A revival of the former glory of Bagni di Lucca.

Over 200 artists exhibited their work over 3 years.