It’s a recurring art event, many artists dream and plenty of Stockholmers arty highlight each year. Meet The Spring Salon at Liljevalchs Art Hall!
The Spring Salon (in Swedish: Vårsalongen) is a tradition that originates from 1921, started by the art hall Liljevalchs. Liljevalchs is owned by the city of Stockholm and was inaugurated in 1916 as the first independent and official art hall for contemporary art in Sweden. The building, in which the Spring Salon normally is exhibited in, was designed by the architect Carl Bergsten and is located on Djurgården. However, the building is under renovation since spring 2016. Instead the exhibition is held in Liljevalchs temporary premises on Malmskillnadsgatan 32 in the middle of the city of Stockholm.
So what does the salon and exhibition consist of? Well, anyone can apply to show their work. It’s a juried exhibition (with a different jury each year) and for many artists in the country it’s a life time goal to be accepted. Not only is it the honour, it’s the fact that approx. 80 000 visitors each year go and see the exhibition. It’s a great opportunity to be discovered, in other words, regardless if you work with paintings, installations, craft work, video or sculptures.
The Spring Salon is open until March 5th, is open daily and only costs SEK 20 in entrance fee. Opening hours are Monday – Thursday 12.00 – 20.00 and Friday – Saturday 11.00 – 17.00.