In English

Art Centre Salmela is one of Finland’s biggest summertime cultural events. One of the salient goals of Salmela’s activity is to preserve, enliven and take into use the cultural historically significant environment.

Opening hours

Salmela’s exhibitions are open 10.6.-13.8.2017 daily 11am-6pm.

Exhibition admission

Adults 12 €, students 9 €, group ticket 11 €/per person, children under 16 y.o. 5 €, children under 7 y.o. free admission, season ticket 20 €

Location and contact information

Mäntyharjuntie 25, FI-52700 Mäntyharju
tel. +358 50 3388 114,

Events 2017

Wed 12th of July, 7pm
J. Karjalainen and the Band
tickets 45 €

Thu 27th of July, 7pm
Pepe Ahlqvist, Bianca Morales and Arto Paju Big Band
tickets 40 €

Fri 28th of July, 7pm
Jukka Kuoppamäki and Dragoon band
tickets 40 €

Sat 29th of July, 7pm
Johanna Försti, Mikael Konttinen and Arto Paju Big Band
tickets 40 €

Ticket reservations tel. +358 50 3388 114, or Salmela online store (in finnish)

This is Salmela

Salmela is situated in the historical parish village of Mäntyharju by the Lake Pyhävesi. Salmela has total of approximately 1000 m² of exhibition space. An old 1850s built parish cottage works as the oldest exhibition room. Exhibition continues at the cultural historically valuable Domander exhibition grounds which is located some 150 metres from the main building. Milieu includes the old pharmacy, post office, servant’s quarters and outbuildings.

Salmela’s exhibition spaces are joined together by a lovely landscape park with gazebos. The landscape park was opened in 2002 and it includes the sculpture park, gazebos and café-restaurant Kesäheinä which functions both as an exhibition space and promoter of culinary art. A pond has been built in the landscape park and in the vicinity of the pond stand the gazebos designed by architects C.L.Engel, Wivi Lönn and Aino Marsio.

Exhibition buildings have been taken into use in accordance with Unesco’s recommendations and the guidelines by the National Board of Antiquities, and they have undergone extensive renovation work approved by the Board. The milieu includes also Finland’s second largest wooden church, the 1850s built Mäntyharju church, where Art Centre Salmela holds concerts. Church is located just accross from Salmela’s main building.

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Salmelan kesä 2017

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