Briefly in English


Exhibition period spring 2021
DEADLINE 29th Feb. 2020


EAST is a gallery space and art rental shop maintained by The Artists’ Association of South Karelia and The Finnish Jewellery Art Association. It is situated in Lappeenranta, South-East Finland. In the exhibition programme contemporary jewellery plays an special role. Art Center East is open from Tue-Fri 11-17 and Sat 11-14
(during the week exhibition is changed, closed on Tuesday, also Public Holidays will chance opening hours slightly)

You can apply for exhibition time during January – June 2021. You can apply either space, Gallery RIUTTA or Gallery ROIKKA, or both. Exhibition time is 4 weeks and it contains the time for building up and taking down the exhibition. Gallery rent: 550 euros one gallery space (Roikka or Riutta), and 1000 euros both spaces. If you are a member of either association, prices are 400 euros / one space, 750 euros both spaces. Selling provision is 30 %.

Gallery rent contains:
-supervision of the exhibition
-printable posters
-sending invitations by email and social media
-contacting the press

You can apply the exhibition time with informal application which contains plan for the exhibition, curriculum vitae and 4-7 pictures of your work. If you want a specific time for the exhibition (for example July 2020) or specific gallery space (for example you want to apply only to Gallery Riutta), mention this in your application. The application must be sent as one .pdf file, sized maximum 7Mt. The deadline for applications is 29th of February 2020.

Floor plan of the Art Centre

Working committee for choosing the exhibitions has members from both associations. The decisions from fall time exhibitions will be made 15th March 2020. Send the application to the address: (.pdf file size max 7 Mt)

Floor plan, pictures and information in Finnish
For further information contact:

Gallery Roikka is excellent space for sculptures, three dimensional art and paintings. All together the length of the walls is 17,5 m, the longest solid wall is 11 m. The walls have hanging rails in the ceiling. Connecting art pieces directly to the wall is possible but has to be negitiated beforehand. Opposit to the longest wall there is a big window, in front of the window there is a low white table, depth 1 m. Gallery Roikka has ca. 56 square meters and hight of the room is 3,15 m.

Gallery Riutta is a square space with 46,5 square meters and suitable for different kinds of art. Hanging rails are available with every wall, altogether there is 16 m wall spaces. Items can be connected directly to the wall but this has to be negotiated beforehand. Also this space has a big window and in front of it white low tables with depth of 75 cm. Hight of the space is 3,3 m and it can be darkened. In Gallery Riutta there is one office table for the personel of the gallery.


Taidekeskus Itä ”Art Centre East” is a new gallery and art space in the central of Lappeenranta. It is administered by Etelä-Karjalan Taiteilijaseura (”The Artists’ Association of South Karelia”) ja Korutaideyhdistys (”Jewelry Art Society”). 
The Centre consists of two Gallery spaces and
The Art Rental Store of Lappeenranta.


16.1.-8.2. Jussi Pirttioja (Roikka)

Jouni Viljakainen (Riutta)
opening 15.1.

13.2.-7.3 Elina Laitinen (Roikka)
Viivi Kiiskinen & Anni-Sofia Knuuttila (Riutta)
opening 12.2.

12.3.-4.4. Marjukka Korhonen (Roikka)
Dongyi Wu (Riutta)
opening 11.3.

9.4. – 2.5. Kirsi Neuvonen (Roikka)
Helena Lehtinen (Riutta)
opening 8.4.

7.5.-30.5. Soili Talja (Roikka)
Wiebke Pandikow (Riutta)
opening 6.5.

4.6.-27.6. TRR420 (Roikka) ja (Riutta)
opening 3.6.


Onni Takkinen (Roikka)
Ella Kettunen (Riutta)
opening 1.7.

30.7.-22.8. Kimmo Ylönen (Roikka)
Anna-Maria Saar (Riutta)
opening 29.7.

27.8.-19.9. Swäbisch Hall (Roikka) ja (Riutta)
opening 26.8.

24.9.-17.10. Reetta Ahonen (Roikka)
Jussi Nykänen (Riutta)
opening 23.9.

22.10.-14.11. Matti Tainio (Roikka)
Ilona Romunen (Riutta)
opening 21.10.

19.11.-12.12. Jari Järnström (Roikka)
Sanna-Mari Kaipio & Hanna Kostiainen (Riutta)
opening 18.11.

Roikka - Jouko Lempinen | Arja Martikainen
Riutta - Tiina Rajakallio


Iida Valkonen (Roikka)
Koen Jakobs & Aaron Decker (Riutta)

KOUTA – Artist association of Kouvola (Roikka & Riutta)

Jostain kotoisin -group (Roikka & Riutta)
Raija Marttinen, Susanna Pälviä, Hanna Räty,
Marja-Riitta Siimala, Hanna Vahvaselkä

4.4. – 4.5.
Mikko Sakala & Manja Riihelä (Roikka)
Maria Nuutinen (Riutta)

Soili Talja (Roikka)
Tarja Tuupanen (Riutta)

Heidi Vasara (Roikka ja Riutta)

Jan Pohribny & Kirsimaria E. Törrönen (Roikka)
group: Sarah Schuschkleb, Cherry Boonyapan, Lilith Becker, Marie Grewenig, Niklas Link and Julie Connellan (Riutta)

1.8. – 24.8.
Anna Fernell & Kajsa Lindberg (Roikka & Riutta)

29.8. – 21.9.
Kollektive Hukkaperi (Roikka & Riutta)
Ilai Elias Lehti, Leena Reittu, Einari Leskinen

Anna-Leena Vilhunen (Roikka)
Elina Strandberg (Riutta)

24.10. – 16.11.
Kaisu Häkkänen (Roikka)
Veera Kulju & Veera Metso (Riutta)

Laura Vainikka (Roikka)
Enni Vekkeli (Riutta)

Roikka - Jouko Lempinen | Arja Martikainen
Riutta - Tiina Rajakallio

Contact information

Taidekeskus ITÄ
Valtakatu 66
53100 Lappeenranta

(Parking at the end of the building or in front of the Art Centre.)

Info 0400 313 824

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Opening hours

Exhibitions and the  art rental shop:

Tue-Fri: klo 11–17
Sat: 11-14
Sun: closed.
Mon: closed

During the exhibition changes the galleries are closed, but the art rental shop remains open.