Laajasalo library's exhibition wall Galleria Salmi

Would you like to display your art in the Laajasalo library? Please read the following instructions. 

Reserving the exhibition wall

You can reserve the exhibition wall for one calendar month at a time starting from the first day of the month and ending on the last. The exhibition must be taken down by the last day of the month that the library is open. 

Reserving the exhibition wall is free of charge. The exhibition wall cannot be used as a venue for a commercial or promotional exhibition. 
 
Reservations will only be accepted for one year onwards. You can make an initial reservation request for any of the available months at varaamo.hel.fi. Requests will be processed within five business days. When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive an email form the library.
 
Exhibition contract will always be made for the exhibitions. The contract is a ready-made form template received from the library, which will hold the contact information of the organizer, information about the exhibition and the organizer’s signature. Either you can come to the library to fill the contract, or if you prefer to fill it remotely, it can be sent by email. The library will be in touch with you closer to your time of reservation so we can agree on how to fill the contract. 

Setting up the exhibition 

There is a click rail on the exhibition wall which has hanging wires. There are adjustable hanging hooks for the hanging wires. You can have multiple hooks on one hanging wire to set up artwork on top of each other. 
 
Organizer of the exhibition is in charge of setting it up and taking it down. The library has a ladder for you to use. 
 
The exhibition must be set up and taken down during library’s opening hours when there are staff at work. The gallery space is closed during self-service hours. You can get up to date information on the library’s opening hours on our website at Helmet.fi.

The only space available for you is the exhibition wall, as the library does not have e.g., display cases. You cannot attach anything to the walls (e.g., blue-tack or tape.) 

You can put a guest book or e.g. information of your artwork on the gallery’s windowsill. 

Size of the wall: 980cm x 295cm

Opening event

You can hold an opening event at the library’s premise. You should discuss and plan this with the staff well ahead of the time. 
 
If you want to serve sparkling beverages choose the alcohol-free beverages. Based on the Finnish alcohol legislation you cannot serve alcoholic beverages on the library’s premise. 
 
The library will give you instructions on how many people can attend the event. This will be based on the most recent official covid-19 instructions. 
 
You can make a reservation on the library’s meeting room Luoto for the opening event. You can make the reservation on varaamo.hel.fi
 
During the summer season the library’s terrace is available for you to use in the opening event. You can reserve it by making an agreement with the library’s staff on the phone (09 31085 084), via email (laajasalon_kirjasto@hel.fi) or in person at the library.

Advertising the exhibition

You can make a poster advertising the exhibition for the library’s notice board.  

The library will publish the opening of the exhibition on the Laajasalo library’s Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Laajasalonkirjasto 

Reservations

Year 2022

January 2022 Katri Leppänen, maalauksia.

February 2022 Reserved.

March 2022 Soile Lehto, maalauksia.

April 2022 Sanna Vakkilainen, maalauksia.

May 2022 Laajasalon Valokuvaajat ry

June 2022 Reserved.

July 2022 Reserved.

August 2022 Reserved.

September 2022 Zephira: Sinun maailmasi.

October 2022 Merja Isomaa-James.

November 2022 Milja Kivi.

December 2022 Susanna-Alessandra Sundberg.

Year 2023

January 2023 Mehiläisten seura.

February 2023 Odina Fox Team: Odina Art - The Mother Amulet. 

March 2023 Milla Leskinen: Perhoslaakso.

April  2023 Carol Collan Kaleidoscope City.

Pibture by: Ants Vahter