KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre is an expert in public art in the Ii area; the key elements of its work include the implementation of public art projects and the improvement of the living environment through means of art and arts-based methods.
In addition to physical pieces of art, art may consist of functional items such as performances, workshops, round table discussions and other participatory activities. In addition, KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre actively promotes the percent-for-art principle in Ii. Art improves the comfort of the living environment and promotes wellbeing; art has been found to increase residents’ social interaction, community feeling and experienced happiness. Art is a means to carry on dialogue, raise questions, daydream, criticise and surprise. Art convinces and impresses.
Environmental Art Park
Art Ii Biennial produces works of art for the Environmental Art Park located near the Ii village centre. The park is a popular recreational destination for residents and tourists. KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre maintains the park jointly with the Ii parish and the municipal technical services.
The Lähde! -park
The Lähde! -park in the municipality of Ii is located in Suvantola, on the riverside area behind the health centre. The park will encourage people to spend time together, exercise and enjoy art and the riverside nature!