XXV Mänttä Art Festival from 13 June to 31 August 2021

Mänttä Art Festival

Mänttä Art Festival

Mänttä Art Festival, will be postponing this year’s exhibition until the year 2021. This year’s exhibition curator, the artists and the theme will remain, to create the exhibition in 2021. – The exhibition organisers have decided to make what seems to be the only logical choice at this time. The safety of our artists, staff and exhibition visitors, is our primary concern. Explains the festival’s director Tiina Nyrhinen.

– The Corona virus epidemic has disrupted the exhibition preparations this whole spring. Many artists have not been able to work, and mobility has been difficult or even impossible for some. In addition everyone is generally concerned and preoccupied about the the well being and futures of their friends and family. We are all in this together. We would like to provide the curator, Anna Ruth and all the artists with the opportunity to hold a full-fledged cultural event next year, continues Nyrhinen. The new dates for the festival are currently set for June13th, until August 31st, 2021.

Mänttä Art Festival has been organized since 1993. It is one of Finland’s leading summer reviews of contemporary art, with a new curator bringing a fresh perspective to the exhibition every year. For more than a decade the main exhibition venue has been Pekilo, a former factory building near the Mänttä mill chimneystack. Read more about the history of Mänttä Art Festival.

Opening hours

XXV Mänttä Art Festival takes place from June 13 to August 31, 2021 in Mänttä-Vilppula, Finland. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (including Midsummer day).

Location

Pekilo Exhibition Centre, Tehtaankatu 21 FI-35800, Mänttä Finland. See map.

See the detailed travel information for people travelling from different parts of Finland.

International groups

Planning a group trip to Mänttä Art Festival? You can contact Saarikoski Travels for a tailor-made package for your group (min 10 pax). For an offer please contact Leena Tervakorpi +358 40 4802342 or info(at)saarikoski.fi.

Contact

Mänttä Art Festival
Pekilo, Tehtaankatu 21
FI-35800 Mänttä, Finland

+358 (0)44 259 9194
Customer service during the exhibition's opening hours: +358 (0)44 981 3115
info@kuvataideviikot.fi

Executive director
Tiina Nyrhinen
+358 (0)44 259 9194
toiminnanjohtaja@kuvataideviikot.fi

Press Officer
Simo Ollila
+358 (0)44 023 4587
tiedottaja@kuvataideviikot.fi

History

Mänttä Art Festival has been organized by its founding association 'Mäntän kuvataiteen ystävät' (Mänttä Art Lovers) since 1993. A biennial event during the early years, the festival has been arranged annually since 1999. It is one of Finland’s leading summer reviews of contemporary art, with a new curator bringing a fresh perspective to the exhibition every year. For more than a decade the main exhibition venue has been Pekilo, a former factory building near the Mänttä mill chimneystack. Read more about the history of Mänttä Art Festival.

Accessibility

Pekilo is a former industrial property which has undergone extensive alterations and renovations to make the facilities as audience-friendly as possible. We aim to further improve details to increase accessibility. Read more!