In the cultural city of Karlstad, you can experience one of the Nordic region’s foremost watercolorists at the Sandgrund Lars Lerin art gallery or explore the Värmlands Museum’s current exhibitions. You can also explore Karlstad’s excellent art galleries.
Sola i Karlstad
Eva Lisa Holtz worked at the Inn in Karlstad as an innkeeper. Eva Lisa was a beautiful and happy girl whom the inn guests liked very much. Thanks to her sunny and radiant mood, she earned the nickname Sola. She was also an enterprising and economical woman, who eventually bought and ran her own inn. The statue “Sola i Kallsta” was made by Herman Reijers and came into place in 1985. It has become an important symbol and a public face for Karlstad.
Värmlands Museum is one of Sweden’s most visited county museums. Exhibitions, library, museum shop, café and restaurant The food factory is open and has been adapted for safe visits. Here you can experience the permanent exhibition Värmlandsliv and the art base exhibition Insight and outlook – dialogues with the art collection.
Galleri Mats Bergman has had exhibition spaces in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Helsingborg, Malmö and Karlstad as well as participated in a large number of art fairs in Sweden and abroad. Today, the gallery is located at Herrhagsgatan 48 in Karlstad and Norrtullsgatan 53 in Stockholm. Galleri Bergman shows graphics, paintings and sculptures — preferably by Nordic artists. The gallery offers the best of the Nordic art flora, with a diversity of carefully selected artists from different genres and generations.
Konst i Karlstad (KIKA)
Galleri Konst in Karlstad is run on a non-profit basis by an association that organizes exhibitions with local, national and international artists. The association’s ambition is to show contemporary art of high artistic quality, with great variety in both form and content by preferably professional artists. The gallery’s goal is also to maintain an even gender distribution between exhibiting artists. A working group in the association finally decides which exhibitions are arranged. Every year in December, an art lottery is organized for the association’s members.
The Konsthantverkarna cooperative was founded in 1987 and we have been in our fantastic premises at Södra Kyrkogatan 6 since the spring of 1988. Nothing in the store is the same! Our creations have traces of the work of the hand and that is what gives life, soul and personality to each individual object. We work with natural materials and recycling. Everything is Swedish-made and comes to the store without intermediaries and long transports. In our gallery, 10 exhibitions are presented annually by members and visiting artisans. As a customer, you can feel confident in buying a quality product where our professional knowledge guarantees you craftsmanship at its very best!
Sandgrund Lars Lerin
You probably know the artist Lars Lerin, who is considered one of the Nordic region’s foremost watercolorists and who was born and lives in Värmland. Lars Lerin has exhibited at galleries and museums in about ten countries and has appeared in several television programs, including Siliget Lars Lerin, Lerin’s apprentices and Lerin’s summer island, which will be shown on SVT this winter.
At the Sandgrund Lars Lerin art gallery, you can take part in the art of both Lars Lerin and guest exhibitors in an open and bright room. In the art gallery there is also a café with a view of the Klarälven and a shop where you can buy unique posters, postcards and the like.