Jyväskylä is a versatile and vibrant event city with 5000 events held every year. Various sport events have established their status in Jyväskylä and several Finnish and World Championship competitions from different sport-genres are held yearly in the city.
Jyväskylä Ski Marathon
The Euroloppet-divisions skiing event in the great terrain of Jyväskylä presents challenges for racers and excitement and experiences for fitness skiers.
People in Jyväskylä are active exercisers. One third of the adult population moves at least 4-6 times a week. Regular exercise has beneficial effects on your overall health and well-being.
Jyväskylä has long and successful traditions in competitive sports. Over the years, Finnish champions, European champions, World champions and Olympic winners have come from Jyväskylä. To this day, Jyväskylä’s athletes and sports clubs are successful both nationally and internationally.
There are about 220 sports clubs in Jyväskylä, many of which are also engaged in competitive sports. In the main league level, there are groups from over ten different sport-genres. In addition to competitive sports, individual sports are also yielding strong success stories.
Jyväskylä - The Capital of Sport: Some background for the strategic choice
Ascension Day 30.5.
- Administration closed
- AaltoAlvari open 10.00-18.00
- Wellamo open 10.00-17.30
- Community center is closed
- Hipposhalli closed
- Training ice rink closed
- Competition ice rink closed
- Baseball stadium is closed
- Harju Stadium, Viitaniemi, Vehkahalli, Jyskä and Palokka are open normally
Eve’s eve of Midsummer 20.6.
- AaltoAlvari open 6-15
Exhibitions of 2019
Exhibitions of 2019 in the Craft Museum of Finland explore the possibilities of materials and the relationship with nature.
The atmosphere of the exhibition year 2019 in the Craft Museum of Finland is international. Different exhibitions present the possibilities of materials, ponder the future and dive into the Finnish relationship with nature. Ancient handicraft techniques, carefully made works with strong identities as well as humorous objects are seen during the year.
A group of 19 international artists coming from Sweden, Norway and Portugal are connecting with Finland through a contemporary printmaking exhibition project to be presented at Galleria Ratamo, with opening on the 2nd of May at 17h. Besides this exhibition, a polyester workshop will be also given by one of the participating artists, Naoji Ishiyama. This 3rd exhibition of the project Connecting Provincial Workshops and International Printmakers happens with the support from Jukka Partanen, the Curator of the Art Museum of Jyväskylä and Swedish – Finnish Foundation.
Caj Bremer’s ”World of Dreams” series (2015–) is shown at Gallery Ratamo. About this 30-image series, the artist explains: The idea for the images in World of Dreams came about when there was a partial eclipse of the sun in 2015. I didn’t have much time to photograph the eclipse. Or to figure out how. I found a solution and after seeing the result, I decided to continue. That is how ”World of Dreams” began.
Säynätsalo Town Hall is one of architect Alvar Aalto’s most significant works. It enjoys a position all of its own in the history of modern architecture. Säynätsalo town hall is a building with many functions: municipal administration (until 1993), library, residential spaces, business premises and guest rooms. Aalto designed the town hall as a complete work of art, and this can be seen in the details and in the furniture designed specifically for the building.
Emma Ainala offers a view into a world in which young women play the main role. The women perform as if on stage with an array of draped fabrics and an abundance of goods, or surrounded by water and luscious nature. Their regard is focused on the viewer or just beyond, the faces might have more than two eyes, looking through a mask. Their bodies are twisted into many positions – one woman stands on her head, another stretches like an acrobat and a third sits in lotus position. Who are these woman, and in which mythology do they live?
Ville Heimala ∙ Katri-Maria Huhtakallio ∙ Aura Kajas ∙ Tiia Matikainen ∙ Lotta Mattila
We tend to have a great desire to compare our qualities and characteristics with animals. The five sculptors of The Other Nature of Ceramics exhibition bring out their personal relationship with nature and art making as well as tell about their thoughts behind their works. They observe the surrounding nature and interpret it sculpturally through ceramics.
National costumes are made and used by women and men of all ages, including professionals in the field of national costumes as well as individuals who are interested in particular costumes or making handicrafts.
5.4.–9.6. Jyväskylä Art Museum, Gallery
Caj Bremer is a leading name in Finnish photographic art, with a narrator’s voice that clearly stands out among photographers. His oeuvre of over half a century is a unique contemporary chronicle that has become part of shared memory and has shaped the conceptions of Finns regarding themselves and their recent history. Caj Bremer’s photographs are based on a strong presence, human warmth and compassion. Underlying his life’s work is the sincere aim of telling about things through his own experience.
5.4.–8.6. Jyväskylä Art Museum Gallery
Caj Bremer, Photographs from the 1950s–1960s
April 5th – June 8th, at the Jyväskylä Art Museum
Hello, Jyväskylä resident with foreign background!
Tell us your story of integration in Jyväskylä. What was it like to move here and what is it like to live here? Did you face challenges, or did something go particularly well?
The Heart of Jyväskylä Development Project presents optional locations for cultural and art institutions
The project is looking into various scenarios regarding the type of activities and locations. It aims at developing the operations of the City Theatre, Symphony Orchestra, City Art Museum, Finnish Handicrafts Museum, City Library and Adult Education Centre in terms of activities, premises and facilities.
Cancelled: Jyväskylän päivät wishes everyone welcome to celebrate 183 years old Jyväskylä!
This year’s Jyväskylä Days will run from 16–22 March with a busy programme of events taking place across the city. The main celebration on 21 March is open to all and will take place at the Forum Shopping Centre. Celebrations to mark Jyväskylä’s 183rd birthday will be taking place 16–22 March. With a programme involving lots of free events and birthday deals for everyone from babies to grandparents, the festive week is a chance to rediscover your home city and what it has to offer.
The Information Service of the Craft Museum of Finland is operated nationally and internationally, seeking answers to questions related to handicrafts and actively providing information on museum collections to researchers and students in the field.
With the help of the information service, the Craft Museum of Finland promotes craftsmanship and appreciation of handicraft and makes expert information available to the general public.
Handcrafted objects as well as objects and collections related to hand made things are available in many of our country's museums, but the Craft Museum of Finland is the only one that focuses solely on craft themes and topics.
For example, the museum records the history and themes of craft education and training at various levels, as well as the history of artisans and professionals in the arts and crafts sector and home industry.
The collections of the museum now consist of 53 000 objects. The basic collection is made up of the old surviving collections that have been moved to Jyväskylä. It is our aim to add to the collection with careful selection and planning. From the present day we keep essential phenomena of the handicraft culture for the collection. Quality is more important than quantity in the collections at the moment.
The National Costume Center of Finland is responsible for preserving the national costume culture of the Finnish-speaking Finland.
The center conducts research and provides education and guidance on the subject. They organizes exhibitions and events. The National Costume Center of Finland is located in the Craft Museum of Finland premises in Jyväskylä.