KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre runs an international artist residency, produces events and provides studios for local artists. KulttuuriKauppila is an active organiser of exhibitions, workshops and events such Art Ii Biennial (AIB) and Valto Pernu Photo Marathon, organised on alternate years.
KulttuuriKauppila is located by the river Ii in an idyllic area. The residence house was built in the 1800’s and the atelier built in 2006. The atelier has studio facilities used by the in-house artists and exhibition spaces. Exhibitions are held in every summer.
Art Ii Biennial produces works of art for the Environmental Art Park located near the centre. The Art Park first opened in June 2012 and has now become a popular recreational destination for locals and travellers. Artworks are made from natural and recycle materials by both local and international artists. Some artworks can last only one season until it merges with the nature, some change their appearance year by year. Free admission to the park, no winter maintenance.
Address: Kauppilantie 15, Ii.
Arrival instructions to Kulttuurikauppila: On highway E75 from the south there are road signs guiding to KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre.
See opening times and exhibitions: kulttuurikauppila.fi/en