The culture pop-ups provide free art and culture experiences for Lappeenranta citizens and visitors during the Dream Year of Culture 2024

PUBLISHED 1/18/2024, 14:45

A boy is break dancing in front of the audience, there is logos of Lappeenranta Dream Year of Culture and Co-funded by European Union on the top corners.

Lappeenranta Dream Year of Culture 2024 offers free cultural content for all people. The selected cultural experiences have been named "Culture pop-ups". 

The Culture pop-ups programme has been put together on the basis of an open call. The first round of applications, for the winter programme, took place in September and October. The winter programme for January-March has now been selected. The next round of open-call will be held in February 2024.  

“ We received 40 good applications, from which we selected ten contents. We also thought about the programme as a whole, about the different art forms, the diversity of the target groups and events taking place in different parts of the city. “ says project coordinator Nelly Hakkarainen.  

Photo: Street Culture Club Ry / Anssi Saviluoto


Culture pop-ups winter program   


Concert by Santeri Rautiainen and Jonne Grans - Eläinrata  

Fri  26.1. at 18:00-18:45  

Galleria Pihatto 


Stories and Tales by Louhittaret - Puiden kertomaa, uskomuksia ja haltioita Lappeen vanhan pappilan ympäristössä 

Galleria Pihatto, Arboretum

31.1.–3.2. Story-path walkable indepedently . Guided tours Wed 31.3. at 12:00 and 15:00 (30 mins) 

Nature and “sense stimulant” points at Galleria Pihatto, Wed-Fri at 11:00–17:00 and Sat at 11:00–14:00 


Music and educational visit by Seppo Äikäs 

31.1. at 13:00, Toimintakeskus Valtsu

7.2. at 9:45, Toimintakeskus Pumppu

6.3. at 13:00, Toimintakeskus Hoppari 

11.3. at 14:30, Pormestarinkadun palvelutalo


Music by Mariina Niittymäki at the library bus Willitys 

Lappeenranta library bus Willitys 

Thu 1.2. at 14:00 - 18:00

Mon 5.2.  at 15:35 - 18:30

Mon 12.2.  at 14:00 - 18:40


SaiMaa Saksofonit collective’s concert 

Sat 3.2. at 14:00

Galleria Pihatto 


Nuijamies Breaks vol.3 by Street Culture Club ry 

Wed 17.2. at 10:00–16:00 (workshops at 10:00–12:00 and jams at 13:00–16:00)  

Kulttuuritila Nuijamies 


KÄTY 300 – workshop tour by Janita Hakanen 

Theater workshop for 13–18 years old 

Sat 24.2. at 17–22, Nuorisotila Rientola, Joutseno 

Sat 2.3. at 17–22, Nuorisotila Monari, Lappeenranta  


Art workshop by Kuviopaja Oy - Taidetuulahdus maalaustyöpaja 

Fri 1.3. and Sat 2.3. at 12, at 13, at 14, at 15

Lappeenranta Art Museum’s Muusa space 


Poetry workshop by Pilvi Valtonen - Helppoa kuin runonteko –sanataidepajat  

Wed 6.3. at 9:00, at 9:45, at 10:30 and at 11:30  

For  7–10 years old   

Wed 13.3. at 8:30 for 3–6 years old  

at 9:00-12:00 for 11–12 years old  

Ylämaan kirjasto   


Summer cottage fashion 2024 by Roope Kojonen - Mökkimuoti 2024 

Sat 30.03. at 17:00

Kulttuuritila Nuijamies