OPEN STUDIOS ALL OVER FINLAND

Konstrundan, The Art Circuit, is an open studio event that takes place every year during the first weekend of September. The event is free of charge both for the visitors and the participants opening the doors to their studios.

Enjoy a visit in the creative work space!

You have the chance to meet artists, artisans and designers all over Finland. Most of the participants are situated in the bilingual regions along the coast, and on the Åland Islands, but there  are several participants also in Tampere, Hämeenlinna, Mikkeli and in Lapland.

Sari Nikola's studio, Konstrundan 2018. Photo: Annabelle Antas.

WHY AN ART CIRCUIT?

The first art circuit was arranged in 2008 as part of the foundation Svenska Kultufonden’s centennial programme. The idea came from the similar events with long traditions in southern Sweden. The association Åbolands hantverk has been the mandatory of Konstrundan since the beginning.

The event has evolved from a mainly Swedish speaking event with about 80 places to visit along the coast, and on the Åland Islands, to a multilingual event with more than 230 open studios all over Finland. The demand for an open studio event is immense, both among visitors and participants.

In 2018 there was a record of  about 17 000 visits during Konstrundan.

The meeting between the visitor and the artist, artisan and designer is relaxed and permissive during Konstrundan. The studios heap with interesting discussions and creative moments. There is also the possibility to buy art and products directly from the artist during Konstrundan.

Art Friday in Pargas 2017. Photo: Henrik Zoom.

ACTIVITIES

There is a lot of activities arranged around and during Konstrundan, both for visitors and participants. Often, the participants demonstrate their techniques or offer small workshops for the visitors. The visitors may participate in the art lottery. You get one lottery ticket per studio, free of charge. Konstrundan buys the prizes from the participants, and they are presented both on the website and in the magazine.

Participate in the art lottery or try different techniques in the studios.

ART FRIDAY

The Art Friday is organized the Friday before the Konstrundan event. During the Art Friday there is educational programme, such as different workshops, for children and youth. The workshops are organized by artists, artisans, designers and educators, and is planned together with the Konstrundan team.

FOR PARTICPANTS

The programme for the participants vary from year to year. There has been seminars, group exhibitions and cocktail parties both before and after the main event. A permanent feature are the studio tours for invited guests. The guests are from the art and cultural field.


 

ARRANGÖR/JÄRJESTÄJÄ

Åbolands hantverk rf / Julia Nyman
konstrundan.aboland(a)gmail.com
044 9770 773

HELSINGFORS/HELSINKI

Cecilia Hackzell-Ibrahim
konstrundan.helsingfors(a)gmail.com
040 1460866

VÄSTRA NYLAND/LÄNSI-UUSIMAA

Jani A. Purhonen
044 277 9613
konstrundan.vastranyland(a)gmail.com

ÖSTRA NYLAND/ITÄ-UUSIMAA

Borgå Konstskola / Leena Stolzmann
konstrundan.ostranyland(a)gmail.com
0400 880 526

ÅLAND/AHVENANMAA

Edward Johansson
konstrundan.aland(a)gmail.com
0457 343 9797

ÖSTERBOTTEN/POHJANMAA

Christa Friberg
konstrundan.osterbotten(a)gmail.com
050 555 7507

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