Things we look forward to in 2019: Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale! A new biennale that combines contemporary art and design and will engage artists, designers, local communities and various audiences. The Biennale will offer a topical, egalitarian platform for encounters between makers and enthusiasts. The first edition of the Biennale will run from 19 May, 2019 until 15 September, 2019.
Founded on the Fiskars river in 1649, the small foundry community is considered the birthplace of Finnish industrialism. The historical buildings in the village, all listed for conservation, and the surrounding biodiverse hardwood forests make the area a unique destination. Currently Fiskars Village is home to some 600 inhabitants, and it is a significant centre for handicrafts in Finland.