Information about konstrundan for visitors

Here you, as a visitor, can find information about Konstrundan.

FAQ

What is Konstrundan?
Konstrundan has been arranged since 2008. During the Konstrundan weekend professional artists, craftsmen and designers open the doors to their studios for the public. In 2021 almost 500 creatives will open their doors. 
Read more here!

What does it cost to visit the artists and craftsmen?
It is free of charge! You can support the makers by buying their work. 

Where does Konstrundan take place? 
Creatives all around Finland participate in the event, from Tammisaari in the South to Nourgam in Lapland, and from Lappeenranta in the East to Eckerö in the Åland islands.

How do I find information about the participants?
You find the list of this years participants here! You can search by name, region and technique. In the participators profiles you can read more about them. On the map you can easily see the studios that are close to you. 

Can I buy work from the participants during Konstrundan?
You can buy art or other products directly from most of the participating artists and craftspersons. Many also have small things like postcards or books for sale. Keep in mind that at most of the places you can pay by card, but it's good to have some cash as well.

How do I find the studios?
You can find the map and the addresses to all the studios in the artist profiles. Click here!

What is art the raffle and how do I participate?
The participants of Konstrundan suggest their work as prizes for the raffle. You can find the prizes at the back of the Konstrundan newspaper and on the website. At every studio you can fill in a raffle ticket, the raffle is free of charge. The winners will be personally contacted in October. 

What is Art Friday?
During Art Friday we offer a free art assignement for all children of primary school age. The assignment is presented by an artist on a film. The children's work can then be shared on social media #artfriday #konstensfredag #taiteenperjantai.

The assignement is published on the website September 3rd and it is available in Swedish and Finnish.

In order to also offer older children something, we suggested that school and student groups could visit artist studios during the Friday before the actual Konstrundan. Around half of the participants are welcoming groups and the invitation has been extended to other groups, such as associations and companies. You can find information about which studios take group visits here.
 

What is Evening of the Arts? 
It is a charity auction held in august 2021, the profits of the auction goes to creative and artistic activities at the New Children's Hospital in Helsinki. The auction is managed by Auction House Helander online on www.helander.com.

The pieces that are auctioned off come from the participants of this year's Konstrundan. You can read more about the Evening of the Arts here.

What is the auction? 
See Evening of the Arts

Who finances Konstrundan? 
From the start Svenska Kulturfonden and Föreningen Konstsamfundet have been the main supporters of Konstrundan. In these past years the event has gotten financial support from many different foundations.

In the year 2021 Konstrundas has gotten financial support from Svenska Kultufronden, Föreningen Konstsamfundet, Stiftelsen Brita Maria Renlunds minne, Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns stiftelse, Stiftelsen Emilie och Rudolf Gesellius fond, William Thurings stiftelse and Waldemar von Frenckells siftelse.

Who is behind Konstrundan?
Åbolands hantverk rf is the official organizer of Konstrundan.

Åbolands Hantverk rf is a 80 year old organisation that promotes and develops Finnish handicraft in the region on Turku. The organisation is a member of Taito-group. You can read more about the organisatition (in swedish / finnish) here.