Arctic Art & Design Summer

opens on 14.6.2019 at Valtakatu!

A colourful art installation will rise above Valtakatu again! This year the piece is designed by Interior- and Textile Design students of the University of Lapland and is called ”Kehrä”. At the dusk of late summer the street is lit by beautiful lanterns.


The front of Arctic Light Hotel is decorated by stitched textiles designed by the Interior- and Textile Design students. The visitors are also invited to try stitching in the backyard of the hotel.

The “Kehrä” ribbons are also seen at the Actic City Hotel. A fascinating northern lights scene will be painted on the wall of the hotels garage. A photography exhibition by Kaisa Sirén is held in the lobby and conference room of Arctic City Hotel, whilst new Edge Gallery showcases the works of innovative emerging artists at Kauppayhtiö restaurant. 

This year there will be more festival events at the bars of Valtakatu. Hostel Cafe Koti, Kauppayhtiö and Plan B Cocktail Bar have even a special festival drink! The program will be updated in these pages throughout the festival. Be sure to follow the bars at social media to know first about events!

Arctic Art & Design Summer is a collaboration between Arctic Hotel Collection and many partners: The City of Rovaniemi, Arctic Design Capital Rovaniemi, Interior- and Textile Design students of the University of Lapland, Hostel Cafe Koti ja Kauppayhtiö.

Welcome to Arctic Art & Design Summer 2019. May the art be a reason for fascinating encounters!


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