Saari Residence


The Culture Trail opens by the seaside at Mietoistenlahti for the fourth time

Kuva: Jussi Virkkumaa

The Culture Trail, running close to Saari Residence and the shore of Mietoistenlahti, will open on Saturday, May 27, in connection with the Open House day at Saari Residence, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibition will remain open for one year.

The Culture Trail outdoor exhibition of contemporary art is a recreational trail running between Saarenrantatie and Vasikkahaka bird observation tower, designed and maintained collaboratively by Kone Foundation’s Saari Residence for artists and the project Mietoistenlahti – Experiences in Nature for Everyone of the Mynämäki Region Nature Conservation Association.

The artists of the site-specific Culture Trail summer exhibition, located in nature in the vicinity of Saari Residence, are Soohyun Choi (South Korea/UK), Niko Tii Nurmi Sipiläinen (Finland), Anu Raatikainen (Finland) and Meriem Wakrim (Morocco), who have previously worked at Saari Residence.

The works of art, placed by the side of the coastal meadow and along the trail, will be on display until spring 2024. The Culture Trail is free of charge and available for all.

The Culture Trail’s address is Saarenrantatie 21, 23140 Hietamäki. From the crossroads leading to the manor, walk on for about 50 metres, and the Culture Trail is on the right side of the road.  Alternatively, the Trail is accessible from the parking lot of the birdwatching towers at Saarentie 230, 23140 Hietamäki. Parking spaces are available in the parking area leading to the bird observation tower, located along Saarentie, and next to the Sillankari bird observation tower along Saarenrantatie. Visitors on the Culture Trail are kindly requested to avoid moving around in the manor area to ensure peace and quiet for everyone working and residing in the Residence.