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A full summer of art

The four destinations on this route provide broad insight into the Finnish contemporary art scene. Mänttä Art Festival is a peak experience in which the whole transcends the sum of its parts. Summer 2014 will also see the reopening of Gösta, an enlarged Serlachius Museum to delight cultural tourists in Mänttä. Pyhäniemi Manor in Hollola combines a memorable experience of visual art with a splendid programme of concerts, while Salmela Art Centre brings together visual art, music and poetry. This route simply has to be experienced!

Fun extra: The price of admission to the Purnu Art Centre exhibition in Orivesi includes an opportunity for a smoke sauna on Mondays.

6 June 2015 - 31 August 2015 Mäntyharju-Orivesi-Mäntta-Hollola (380 km)

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1. Salmela Art Centre, Mäntyharju Festival on map  |  Read more

6 June 2020 - 9 August 2020

Forming one of Finland’s largest cultural events as a whole, this multi-arts programme incorporates exhibitions of Finnish contemporary art and concerts. The Centre also incorporates the operations of Vuohijärvi Nature and Culture Centre in Kouvola. The programme in 2020 will also include the fifth Salmela visual art competition for young people, with the winning entries selected over the summer. Salmela Art Centre and Vuohijärvi Nature and Culture Centre will be open from 11.00 to 18.00 every day between 6 June and 9 August 2020.

Visual Art Chamber music Classical music Seminars and lectures Disabled access Free admission events

2. Orivesi Summer Festivals Festival on map  |  Read more

20 June 2020 - 23 August 2020

This annual celebration encompasses several cultural events, with theatre, high-class art exhibitions, design, gift items, open-air dances and musical events. Orivesi Summer School never fails to inspire visitors with cultural courses and lectures. So why not mix business and pleasure at Orivesi this summer?

Multi-Arts Festivals Chamber music Classical music Courses Ethno/world music Film Light music Literature, poetry Seminars and lectures Standard ballroom dancing Theater Visual arts Workshops

3. Mänttä Art Festival Festival on map  |  Read more

13 June 2021 - 31 August 2021

Finland’s largest summer exhibition of contemporary art appoints a new curator every year, ensuring that the exhibition always provides a fresh perspective on the entire field of Finnish contemporary art. Mänttä Art Festival is held in high regard by art world professionals, and is a popular destination for the art-loving public. Head for Pekilo in the centre of Mänttä to find our permanent exhibition space. A programme of XTRA events also supplements the festival exhibitions.

Visual Art Courses Literature, poetry Seminars and lectures Special programme for children Special programme for young adults Workshops Alcohol-free Disabled access






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