Teema: 1 day
Culture vultures: spend a relaxed Sunday on artist Sami Lukkarinen’s tour of Helsinki galleries.
“Doing a round of the galleries is perfect for a Sunday: it doesn’t cost you anything, you can see a great variety of new pieces, and you can choose in which of the galleries you want to spend more time to get to know the work better. As a bonus, you get to enjoy a nice walk in downtown Helsinki and you can stop for a refreshing cup of coffee and talk about art,” Lukkarinen says.
The galleries are open on Sundays from noon until 4 p.m., except the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, which is open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Text and images: Sami Lukkarinen and Mari Koistinen.
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