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Upcoming Events

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4 - 6 November

Lapinlahden Lähde

Lapinlahdenpolku 8, 00180 Helsinki

HIAA FEST is an annual three-day art festival organised by Helsinki International Artists’ Association with an aim of promoting the beauty of multiculturalism and diversity in the Finnish art and culture scene. The showcased work is created by both foreign-born and local talents; artists, performers, crafters and other creatives who are members of the association.

The event consists of a number of diverse activities for all age groups: live music performances, dance & art workshops, art & craft market as well as a group exhibition featuring members of the association.

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Friday 4.11. 2022 at 18:00 - 22:00

18:00 Opening of a group exhibition
18:00 - 22:00 Portrait Drawing Artist Iana Vulpe (fee applies)
18:00-20:00 Art & Craft Market
19:00 Dance performance by a dance duo Maria and Jeve
20:00-21:15 Dj Robert Prakapovich

Saturday 5.11. 2022 at 12:00 - 18:00

12:00 - 18:00 Art & Craft Market
12:00 - 13:00 Chinese Ink Art Inspirational Workshop by Oi Ling
13:15 - 14:15 Cyclical Enclosure: Dance and Draw Workshop by Geneva Rosett-Hafter
14:30 - 15:30 Abstract Hand Embroidery on Tulle Workshop by Pola Laamanen
15:45 - 16:45 Abstract Artist for a Day Workshop by Pantelis Arvanitakis

Sunday 6.11. at 12:00 - 15:00

12:00 - 15:00 Potluck Brunch & Art Jam
12:00 - 15:00 Portrait Drawing Artist Iana Vulpe (fee applies)
13:00 - 14:00 Face painting

4 - 27.11. 2022

• Anna Stankevitch
• Katya Troi
• Dasha Pears
• Mari Jones
• Linda Goodrum
• Evgeniia
• Bell Ling
• Sandra Heilemann
• Tania Crossingham
• Julia Gagárina
• Thane van Niekerk
• Geneva Rosett-Hafter
• Pola Laamanen
• Alex Markwith
• Jekaterina Turovska
• Iana Vulpe
• Urvashi Soni
• Anniina Rytkönen
• Anita Kittery
• Maria Rosa
• Tuuli Levit


• ArtisanDuo
ArtisanDuo specializes in fiber art pieces for interior decoration and personal accessories that are eco-friendly and colored with plant dye.

• Ab Antiquo Sorores
Our aim is to replicate old era items following as much as we can, all the historical details and knowledge about materials and crafting process.
Our items range from medieval to Victorian era and at this moment, our focus is on jewellery, soaps, and clothing accessories. For this event, we will present items from our Victorian Era collection.

• MonVes
Mon Ves is a Premium Hypoallergenic & Handmade jewellery brand based in Helsinki.
The materials used for the productions are surgical stainless steel, polymer clay and Silver Sterling 925 to guarantee top quality and stress free handmade jewellery, mainly for people with allergies.

• Claires Sweet Bowtique
Claire’s Sweet Bowtique brings the mesmerizing beauty of nature forever preserved in delicate handmade jewellery. https://clairessweetbowtique.com/

• ViviKnots Macrame
ViviKnots micromacrame are hand-knotted colourful and unique jewellery items and accessories.

• Tania Crossingham
Journals, mugs and giftware featuring my medieval and visionary artwork.  https://www.tania-crossingham.com/

• PopJoy Accesories
To bring style inspiration with the best quality accessories carefully handmade with love. Our handmade products are done with upcycling materials purchased in Finland.

• Kata.suomi
Handmade greeting cards.
IG: @kata.suomi


Free of charge but please register in advance using the link

• Chinese Ink Art Inspirational by Oi Ling

This workshop aims to make landscape paintings with inspirational ideas with Chinese ink painting skills. Participants will learn to make a composition of landscapes, and make textures for landscapes, also through the process, they will learn the aesthetic of ink painting and culture.  https://forms.gle/eJQsJ64qtwRrrfDm6

• Cyclical Enclosure: Dance and Draw by Geneva Rosset-Hafter

'Cyclical Enclosure' is a performance concept where dancers and artists come together to create an interactive field of movement, sound and visual art. Dancers enter the space, artists draw their movement and the sound of drawing serves as an impetus for further movement, further drawing, further sound. Dancer meets artist, movement meets a pencil stroke, the stroke gets turned into dance. The passing live performance of dance and the temporary act of drawing get extended onto paper. https://forms.gle/o9HQNfvTz4bMEXZp8

• Abstract Hand Embroidery on Tulle by Pola Laamanen

In this workshop we will explore intuitive hand embroidery on tulle with woollen and cotton threads. We will create a finished embroidery piece from start with setting the hoop to the final decorative stitch. There will be three available topics for embroidery: birds, fishes and abstract. In the end of the workshop you will have a finished embroidery piece.

• Abstract Artist for a Day by Pantelis Arvanitakis

This is a workshop aimed at everyone who would like to experience some of the practices of an Abstract Artist. We will go through a number of art exercises using materials commonly used by Abstract Artists and we will discuss the background of these practices and how they unlock inspiration.https://forms.gle/deU56kdjAJQJ3qbF6


Image by Sarah Don