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The city of Helsinki is heaven for all art connoisseurs containing around 70 art galleries scattered around the city. Hundreds of exhibitions are arranged at these galleries where you can view, appreciate and educate yourself about the changing art world. The galleries also display the works of many local and international artists.
These art galleries are a great platform to encourage local Finnish artists who seek recognition and appreciation for their art. Check out some of the best art galleries in and around Helsinki that are worth visiting.
Galerie Forsblom is one of the most prominent art galleries in Finland, which works to bring international talents to its exhibition space in Helsinki. Founded by Kaj Forsblom in 1977, the Forsblom exhibition hall displays paintings, sculptures and various visual arts of established artists and young artists. They also organise various art fairs to showcase the art of local artists.
Address: Yrjönkatu 22, 00120 Helsinki, Finland
The Forum Box is a non-profit co-operative society operated by artists in Finland. Established in 1996 by academician and sculptor Kain Tapper, it strives to accommodate art in all forms and supports upcoming local artists. Various art activities like meetings with artists, events and music and theatre performances are organised along with an exhibition regularly.
Address: Ruoholahdenranta 3 A, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
The Valokuvagalleria Hippolyte is a leading exhibition venue in Finland. This place focuses on contemporary art and the photographic art of Finnish artists. Set inside a former movie theatre, this non-profit organisation is administered by Photographic Artists' Association in Finland. It contains a bookstore selling books on photographic art. It also organises various events and art fairs like Art Fair Suomi.
Address: Yrjönkatu 8 - 10 courtyard 00120 Helsinki, Finland
Established in 1996 by academician and sculptor Kain Tapper, the Forum Box is a non-profit co-operative society which is operated by the artists in Finland. This art space strives to accommodate art in all its forms and also aims to support local upcoming artists. Various art activities like meetings with artists, events and performances of music and theatre are organised along with an exhibition every month.
Opening Time: Tue. to Fri. 11am-5pm , Sat. to Sun. 12-16 , Mon. closed
Address: Ruoholahdenranta 3a, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +355 0524 1781
Galerie Forsblom is one of the most prominent art galleries in Finland which works to bring international talents to their exhibition spaces in Helsinki. Founded by Kaj Forsblom in 1977, the exhibitions consist of paintings, sculptures and various other types of visual arts. They also organise various art fairs to showcase the art of their artists.
Opening Time: Tue. to Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Sat. 11 am - 4 pm, Sun. Noon - 4 pm, Mon. Closed
Address: Lönnrotinkatu 5 / Yrjönkatu 22, 00120 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 680 3700
The Ama Gallery in Helsinki is a place where you will find contemporary art, paintings, photography art, sculptures, and much more. Located at Rikhardinkatu they offer a new art show every month.
Opening Time: Tue. to Fri. 11am - 5pm, Sat. to Sun. 12pm -16pm
Address: Rikhardinkatu 1, FI-00130, Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 50 589 4969
The Valokuvagalleria Hippolyte is a leading exhibition venue in Finland. This place organises an exhibition every month in its two exhibition spaces. The gallery mostly hosts photographic or photography-based art of Finnish artists with occasional shows of foreign artists also. Set inside a former movie theatre this nonprofit gallery is administered by Photographic Artists’ Association in Finland.
Opening Time: Tue. to Fri. 12pm -5pm, Sat. And Sun. 12pm-4pm
Address: George Street 8 - 10 courtyard 00120 Helsinki, Finland
The gallery mainly focuses on Finnish contemporary sculptures of local artists. Galleria Sculptor is managed by the Association of Finnish Sculptors and arranges exhibitions of various Finnish artists. The centre also organises seminars, events, exhibition projects and fairs to promote and support the artists.
Address: Eteläranta 12, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
The Lokal is a place where you will find independent Finnish art and craft. This art gallery and shop, operated by photographer Katja Hagelstam offers exclusive products like furniture, ceramics, art prints, home textiles, and kitchenware. The exhibitions are changed every couple of months and mainly focus on craftsmanship and handmade items. They also have an online shop for their products and photographs.
Address: Annankatu 9, 00120 Helsinki, Finland
The Galleria Huuto is an independent artist collective located in the heart of Helsinki. Established by 25 artists in 2002, the gallery organises art exhibitions, installations and events. Huuto manages around 50 art exhibitions every year. The gallery is supported by Helsinki City, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Finnish Cultural Foundation and The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland.
Address: Eerikinkatu36 / Kalevankatu 43, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
Established by aesthetics professor Fredrik Cygnaeus, the Cygnaeus Gallery holds more than 400 items collected over the years primarily by donations. The gallery is touted to be the oldest operating art museum in Finland. Apart from its permanent exhibits, they also arrange temporary exhibitions, concerts and plays.
Address: Kalliolinnantie 8, 00140 Helsinki, Finland
Launched by Kaisu Rehbinder and Sofia Rehbinder, the Galleria Bronda has been operational since 1978. The exhibitions change every month and mostly exhibit contemporary art and graphics. More than 400 exhibitions have been arranged here till date in its Annankatu location. Old masters and new artists find a place to display their art here.
Address: Annankatu 16, 00120 Helsinki, Finland
The Galleria Heino, located in the heart of Helsinki, was launched in 2002. The gallery aims to promote the works of local artists on the international stage. Art in different forms, like painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, etc., is showcased here.
Address: Erottajankatu 9A, 1, 00130 Helsinki, Finland