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  • A part of the project in the VIA.ARS.NATURA program is planned in MIKKELIPUISTO and SAKSALANHARJU. The new model gardens and their surroundings in Mikkelipuisto are interesting places to show how art can be integrated in an existing design, or can be the design itself. It can also show how art and design can add a specific value to an existing landscape. The forest-LABYRINTH and the fields around Saksala ArtRadius are interesting to install trials and also make small scaled works. Both areas have good opportunities to work with different media and to use different characteristics of the landscape.

    Both locations have national and international intention and the number of visitors is increasing. MIKKELIPUISTO is active in summer, but it is open for public the year round. The forest-LABYRINTH and FOAM sculpture park on Saksala ArtRadius are open the year round. During the summer there are events and activities on both locations.

    The working group – MIKKELIPUISTO and SAKSALANHARJU - is planning an art plan in the region of Mikkeli as a part of the main project VIA.ARS.NATURA The pilot-project is based on nature and art in Mikkelipuisto and Saksalanharju. The purpose of this sub-project is to develop on the two locations in Mikkeli and Haukivuori an attractive environment through art and nature for different target groups. The project will give added value to the area of the new gardens and the forest-LABYRINTH with temporary and permanent nature and site specific art. The project is based on the need to integrate art in landscape and in the personal living environment and to involve people with new forms of landscape design and the added value of art in it. Environmental art has no barriers like art in museums, people don't have to open to art, but art opens to people. This project will contribute to the cultural diversity of the region and increase the number of (international) visitors.

    Through this project Mikkeli can distinguish itself – not only through its nature – but also by way of art and design.

    The project can be found on the website of AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry and Rhiz.eu.

     


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