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 Gallery Kivipankki 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.
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.
Hattula art space
Hattula Art Farm is located 16 km from Mänttä in the direction of Jämsä, in the village of Elimäki. The oldest of the cottages on Elinmäki’s land in Hattula. The cottage was called Hattula when 1837 Akseli Matinpoika Helander, who was a hat maker, changed it. Hattula became a house at the beginning of the 20th century and the house was bought in 2009 by visual artist Päivi Riihinen. In the summer of 2020, the doors of the barn will open to art, exhibiting the stories of the Seven Brothers, pictures and ceramics. The old Finnish people speak through ceramics and visual arts. Hattula’s art space now brings together old Finnish folk tales that have fascinated the visual artist throughout her artistic work. Hattula Art Space is open from September only by appointment. Inquiries p.0405773926
A permanent exhibition of the foundation’s collections can be seen in Pässinmäki, which is owned by the Kauko Sorjonen Foundation. Pässinmäki will be open in 2020 for the time being on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 pm to 4 pm. Address: Tiilikantie 5, 42300 Jämsänkoski.
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. Find fine works of art in Art Atelier Svetlana Ruoho in Alhojärvi.
Photographer: Olli Levaniemi
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.Read more
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