Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is filled with extraordinary architecture, old churches and tradition. However, these days modern art is also thriving in the city, and there are many art galleries which you should visit while staying in Vilnius. Here are the best 10.
Stiklių g. 7, Vilnius, Lithuania, (8-5) 231 3907
GRAFO gallery is located in the basement of Dublis restaurant, and it is dedicated to showing Northern Europe through the eyes of many young, talented artists. The gallery itself is beautiful, and every single exhibit has a lot of meaning and hidden messages behind it.
Vitražo Manufaktūra is a gallery dedicated to glass – all the exhibits are made from glass and visitors can learn the history of Lithuanian glass just by visiting Vitražo Manufaktūra. There are also some glass making workshops available for people who want to learn the process and have a go for themselves.
Edita Suchockyte is one of the most famous artists in Lithuania, and if you like surrealistic paintings of women, you must visit her gallery and maybe even purchase some of her works. Edita graduated frim Vilnius Art Academy in 1999 and has been painting ever since.
Užupio g. 14, Vilnius, Lithuania, +370 618 15323
Menų Tiltas is located in the heart of Užupis, next to the angel and showcases the best paintings of the 20th and 21st century Lithuanian artists, who live abroad. You can find the works of Vytautas Kasiulis, Pranas Lapė, Kęstutis Zapkus, and many other famous Lithuanian artists. The gallery also hosts a lot of individual exhibitions every year, so check their website for more information.
Užupio g. 16, Vilnius, Lithuania +370 611 16745
Gallery ARKA is one of four galleries established by Lithuanian Artists’ Association and is the home of hundreds of exhibits of both Lithuanian and foreign artists. 40 unique exhibitions are hosted in Gallery ARKA annually, making it one of the most popular galleries in Lithuania. You can find all the different contemporary arts from glass exhibits to sculptures to paintings in Gallery ARKA, so everyone will find something to their taste.
Aušros Vartų str. 7, Vilnius, Lithuania, +370 5 212 1319