Art for those with a cultural appetite

Colourful wood art, watercolour paintings, and the international felt exhibition

Art galleries

Jämsä is a vibrant city of art. The beautiful nature and splendid landscapes have inspired the likes of Eliel Saarinen, Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Eino Leino. Through the hands of the region’s artists, ever more marvellous works have been created. In present times as well, many artists have found their home in Jämsä. Wood, felt, clay, metal and old objects are transformed by skilled hands. The Kivipankki and Ähtävä galleries offer varying and interesting art exhibitions throughout the year. In the summer, numerous small galleries and ateliers open their doors. The region’s reputation as a “felting valley” is celebrated every summer with the international felt exhibition. Jämsä’s artistic riches invite you in to enjoy a cultural tour among stirring art treasures.Also in the neighbourhood there is the famous Gösta Serlachius Art Museum at Mänttä-Vilppula, where you can admire artistic works by Eliel Saarinen and Akseli Gallen-Kallela, among others.

Gallery Kivipankki

Diverse art exhibitions and events – the Jämsä City Gallery Kivipankki offers monthly exhibitions around the year. In the summer, the gallery displays the international felt exhibition.

Atelier galleries

The Jämsä region has been a historical art region for a long time already. The splendid natural landscapes have inspired the likes of Eliel Saarinen, Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Eino Leino. In the region you can find studios and ateliers where you can admire the skilled works of the region’s artists. Come and explore Jämsä’s atelier galleries and absorb yourself in fine works of art.

Felt exhibition

The annual international felt exhibition is held in Jämsä – Finland’s Felt Valley.

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Museums

Jämsä has four local museums and many specialist museums which tell of the area’s traditions in the best way: the local area, the life and habits of the farmer, children’s games, and the early stages of the Finnish aviation industry. The museums are mostly open during the summer or by separate group booking.

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Services

The Himos-Jämsä region contains several places to eat, shop and experience invigoratingly indulgent treatments. The region's restaurants and cafés offer delectable experiences and a relaxing atmosphere. Keen shoppers have the opportunity to browse the region’s charming felt shops and other specialty retailers. See what the region has to offer for your unique holiday experience.

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Churches

The beautiful churches of Jämsä invite you to come and explore. The area is home to four impressive churches: Jämsä Church, Kuorevesi Church, Koskenpää Church and Jämsänkoski Church. In addition, there is an atmospheric prayer room in Länkipohja.

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