Many galleries & exhibitions in Savonlinna and its surrounding areas are open all year round. During the summer, the art life of Savonlinna area really wakes up, when small galleries and exhibits open their doors. The art manor of artist Johanna Oras is open during the summer, as is artist Pentti Ikäheimonen’s Villi Villa. Photo:Art Manor Johanna Oras / Jouko Järvinen
Of course, we do have exhibits during the wintertime too. Savonlinna’s provincial museum Riihisaari has its permanent exhibition plus many other changing cultural and historical exhibits and art exhibits throughout the year. The exhibition at the bottom floor of Olavinlinna Castle tells the history of the castle. The Finnish Forest Museum Lusto has an exhibition that shows the importance of forest to Finnish people through the ages. Lusto also has other changing forest themed exhibits.