Weekly Tips: What to do in May

Spring is finally here! Enjoy the signs of Spring in festival and sales, heal your broken heart at the exhibitions or take a ferry to Suomenlinna island.

Spring is finally here! Enjoy the signs of Spring in festivals and sales, heal your broken heart at the exhibitions or take a ferry to Suomenlinna island.

Aalto Festival

Art, seminars and exhibitions. Aalto Festival, which showcases the talents of Aalto University students, graduates and faculty in 50 different events and seminars including Tekstiili16 and Designing Cellulose.

Also the loved and annual Spring Sale is here again and gives talented art and design students an opportunity to sell their artworks and products. The event is held by student association TOKYO.

The whole program can be found here.

Aalto Festival
Many venues in Helsinki and Espoo
TOKYO Spring Sales
Saturday 14.5. at 11-18
Media Center Lume, Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki

Museum of Broken Relationships

The axe you used to trash all the belongings of a former loved one. Nasal spray to prevent your partner from snoring. Internationally loved exhibition opens the new Helsinki City Museum.

Museum of Broken Relationships
Helsinki City Museum
Aleksanterinkatu 16


Festival season starts now. Arabia Street Art Festival brings an unique set of different forms of street art, Lovely Helsinki brings joy to the city center ja World Village Festival offers new perspectives on tolerant multiculturalism and global issues. Also the Restaurant Day is held in May.

Arabia Street Art Festival
14.5. at 10-18

Lovely Helsinki
Around the city center of Helsinki

World Village Festival
Kaisaniemen puisto

Restaurant Day
All around the world

Nordic Designers’ Pop-up Shop

Inspired by nature, combining luxus and indiestyle and sustainable design. New sales and marketing shop platform will be launched in May and gathers the most interesting Finnish designer labels such as ArelaR/H and Muka va.

Pop-up Shop
3.–30.5. Mon-Fri 10-20, Sat 10-17, Sun 12-16
Galleria Esplanad, Pohjoisesplanadi 33 A, Helsinki,

Graduation exhibitons

MAA 2016 is the graduation exhibition of the students of Art School MAA. This year, the exhibition is held on the school’s home island, Suomenlinna. Students have varied backgrounds, for example as a midwife, archaeologist, architect and translator.

Kuvan Kevät is the annual degree show that presents artworks from newly gratuated masters of Fine Arts from Academy of Fine Arts (University of the Arts Helsinki). This year the Degree Show presents new works by 42 students.

Graduation Exhibition of Art School MAA
5.-22.5. Mon-Sun at 12-18
HIAP Galleria Augusta, Suomenlinna
Kuvan Kevät -exhibition
Exhibition Laboratory, Merimiehenkatu 36
Exhibition Laboratory Project Room, Lönnrotinkatu 35
Forum Box, Ruoholahdenranta 3a