The annual major painting event, the Sales Event of the Finnish Painters' Union, will be staged in Merikaapelihalli, at the Cable Factory, in March. It is the biggest art event in Finland, and over six hundred artists take part in the exhibition, putting over 1700 works of art on display.
The Sales Event offers a broad overview of Finnish painting. Most styles and techniques are represented and both new entrants and well-known artists are participating.
The Sales Event is open for nine days, and customers are welcome to take their purchases immediately. It is worth visiting this free-admission event several times, because the selection changes during the nine days as the artists replace purchased works with new ones.
The number of visitors to this popular event has been rising over the years, and last year a record of nearly 25,000 art lovers visited the Sales Event.
Ornamo Art and Design Finland are holding their Sales Event at the same time. Around 100 works of art and design by artists who are members of Ornamo will be on show in the Cable Factory´s Puristamo.
The Sales Event of the Finnish Painters´ Union 7.3. – 15.3.2020
Cable Factory, Merikaapelihalli, Tallberginkatu 1 C, 00180 Helsinki
Open: Mon – Fri 12–18, Sat – Sun 11–17. Free entry.
Guided tours (in Finnish) on Saturdays and Sundays at 12 and 14.
Media representatives are welcome to the event on Wednesday, 4.3, during the process of hanging up the art works, and also on Friday, 6.3, when there is a preview for customers who have registered.
Please contact Pekka Parviainen for more details.
Pekka Parviainen, Project Manager for the Sales Event, Finnish Painters' Union, 044 544 4449
Pictures from the sales event:
The Finnish Painters´ Union, 2019, 2 pieces, photographer: Ben Liukkonen
Founded in 1929, the Finnish Painters´ Union is a nationwide association of over 1,300 professional painters. It promotes the visual arts and the professional and social interests of artists, and provides its members with various services. The aim of the Union´s diverse range of exhibitions is to reach out to different audiences interested in art, and to lower the threshold for learning about the visual arts. In a typical year, 40,000 to 44,000 visitors become acquainted with the union's exhibition activities.
The Finnish Painters' Union´s tm•gallery, art materials and supplies and its office are located in the centre of Helsinki. Address: Erottajankatu 9, 00130 Helsinki.
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