The Gallery of Naive Art is located in an old wooden two-storey school house in the heart of the Iittala Village, next to the Iittala glass area. There is a large selection of novelties of this intriguing art form on display by tens of contemporary naive artists. In the winter we also display the history of naive art, with different themes and cross-over exhibitions.
Naive art has a childlike tendency. The works are dreamlike, almost surrealistic with fantasy themes. The motifs are often very narrative and autobiographical, colourful and detailed. The overall impression is optimistic and funny yet some critique towards the society or the human nature may occur.
The summer exhibition interests around 20 000 visitors annually. In the winter we offer naive art exhibitions along with a variety of art courses, workshops and seminars, and small concerts. The summer exhibitions are open daily between mid-May and August, winter season between November and March, open on week-ends and on demand.
All of our novelties are for sale, and sold pieces can be collected after the exhibition has ended. We also sell pieces “to-go” from our Lobby Shop, and Naive Art Rental operates throughout the year. There are naive art products available in the Lobby shop and Artikas Marketplace website.
Accessibility: We have a wheelchair ramp at the main entrance and a screen downstairs to view the upstairs exhibition.
Welcome to enjoy the kindness, joy and colour of Naive art in Iittala Village!