May 16, 2016
Top 5 Tips, Helsinki Festival 2016 premium
Helsinki Festival comes to town again in August-September. The new programme was published in April, of which I gathered some oF the most interesting hints. The choice wasn’t easy to make, because loads of fascinating music, theatre and dance programme as well as partner festivals, such as Art goes Kapakka, Korjaamo Theatre’s Stage Festival and […]
March 10, 2016
Spring 2016 Top 5 Exhibitions premium
Spring is coming to town bringing along many interesting exhibitions to museums and galleries. I’ve gathered a list of my favourites, which includes something new and old, paintings, sculptures and also Finnish design. More information about events and exhibitions will be available at our webbsite     Helsinki Noir, Amos Anderson Art Museum, open […]
March 6, 2016
Art experiences in Galleriakeskiviikko premium
If you want to take a look at the Helsinki art gallery scene at a glimpse, I recommend you to take part in ”Galleriakeskiviikko” (”Gallery Wednesday”), an event organized six times a year by Yhteismaa organisation which encourages you to experience art together with other people. It was the first time for me to attend Galleriakeskiviikko […]
February 19, 2016
Helsinki museums: 3 shops & cafés not to miss premium
Yes, there are quite a few museums on a map of Helsinki. And, yes, each of them is worth a hasteless tour on Sunday afternoon. However, there are some proven ways to benefit from the museum visit without entering exhibition space. Think of shopping and a hearty lunch.   Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma – attention: […]
January 28, 2016
A cup of coffee and a slice of art at Lokal premium
It was a cold and stormy day.. or at least the snowiest day I can remember, that I decided to make my way from the other side of town to Punavuori to take a peek at the latest exhibition at one of my favorite small gallery spaces. On my way over, running across not just one […]
September 17, 2015
Love & Anarchy: A Beginner’s Guide premium
September is an excellent time to devour movies in Helsinki. The National Audiovisual Institute’s (KAVI) autumn screenings are up and rolling, the Finnish Film Week (18.-24.9.) celebrates national cinema, and filling the theatres besides them is Finland’s biggest movie affair, Love & Anarchy (17.-27.9.). Love & Anarchy has screenings in more than 10 theatres, showtimes […]
4 reasons to visit Kunsthalle Helsinki premium
On a Wednesday afternoon I felt like enjoying art, shopping and coffee. So I headed to Kunsthalle Helsinki, and once again the home of living art showed me why I consider it to be one of Helsinki’s best art experiences! The building Kunsthalle Helsinki has been a central place for changing art and architectural exhibitions […]
2 000 reasons to visit the Didrichsen Art Museum this summer premium
On Helsinki Day, June 12, I had the unique opportunity to step on board a boat at Market Square and travel to Kuusisaari Island for the first time by sea. The journey of about 45 minutes went by quickly as it offered a never-seen-before view of my beloved Helsinki. Since the boat tour that took […]
May 29, 2015
Hurry up! Last weekend of Art Menu: Ateneum + Salve premium
Photographer Ismo Hölttö’s (born 1940) exhibition at Finnish National Gallery Ateneum showcases locals of Helsinki in their own living environments in the 60s. As a goldsmith, Hölttö photographed his home town Helsinki whenever he could: buildings, courtyards and street views. At the same time, you can enjoy the Ismo Hölttö themed Art Menu at legendary restaurant […]
November 18, 2014
Sibelius and the World of Art in Ateneum Art Museum 17.10.2014-22.3.2015 premium
Jean Sibelius is probably the most well-known Finnish composer and next year there will be celebrated 150th anniversary of his birth in Finland. I visited Ateneum Art Museum, in which there has been opened the jubileum exhibition of the art of his era in October. The exhibition is worth to visit, it offers a versatile […]
August 13, 2014
Tips for Helsinki Festival premium
Helsinki Festival presents enormous amount ofversatile programme, that gives experiences for people of all ages. Art goes Kapakka Aug. 14.-23 Art goes Kapakka  (kapakka=bar, pub) is celebrating its 20th anniverasary by offering free programme in  bars, pubs and restaurants in Helsinki. The festival starts traditionally by the tour of choirs at the Senate Square, which […]
May 21, 2014
Kiasma and Marimekko go together! premium
A new exhibition has been opened in Kiasma in May. 16 contemporary artists had the opportunity to use materials and factory of Marimekko in order to make contemporary art. They all have or had some kind of a relationship with Marimekko, as well as all Finns – Marimekko with its stripes and flowers is very […]
April 25, 2014
3 reasons to visit art café Chofé premium
The location The area also known as the Helsinki Design District has recently received an interesting newcomer – the French Art Café Chofé introduces the concept of a multicultural and relaxed place that provides food for all senses. Chofé combines a wi-fi café with a gallery and design shop. When I visited Chofé on a […]
March 20, 2014
Tove Jansson Jubilee Exhibition at Ateneum – Work and Love premium
This year, it’s the 100th anniversary of the birth of  Tove Jansson (1914-2001). She’s known especially for the Moomin characters, but she had also a versatile career as a painter, illustrator and writer. Ateneum’s exhibition covers all the periods in Tove Jansson’s career which started at the 1930s and spanned five decades. The exhibition also […]