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Contemporary art events

Art is created in order to be showed. The creator’s imagination, attitude, lifestyle reflection, the stories told, drastic declarations or revolutionary ideas are the air that contemporary Lithuanian art breathes. One can mainly feel it in major art events that involve both creators and art lovers. Kaunas – the European Capital of Culture 2022 – is today the place that best rallies the artistic community without borders.

Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius

Include this event in your must-attend list and you will find yourself in the real art hurricane that lasts four days. The international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius, held in the capital city in early June, is the biggest art fair in the Baltic states. It is the place that builds art bridges, rallies the community of artists and art critics, brings the latest art market ideas to Lithuania and organises educational programmes and tours. This fair is a good opportunity to meet the artists face to face and acquire a piece of work directly from the artist’s hands. 

Kaunas 2022

In 2022, Kaunas makes a date with Europe. The city, selected to be the capital of culture of the continent, today is getting ready to welcome its guests, share the idea of community and create a brand new content for Kaunas, Lithuania, Europe. The open Tempo Academy of Culture, lectures, discussions, exhibitions, performances and installations, the contemporary myth of Kaunas and the most insane ideas that are brought to life – you must accept this invitation by Kaunas and establish the KAUNtact.