Haihatus Art Center

Haihatus Art Center and Residency is a non-profit and artist/volunteer run programme in Joutsa, central Finland. Experience Finnish nature, concentrate on art making, get inspired and find new international artist friends!

We will be welcoming new artists and art students from all art disciplines to our residence programme starting March 2020 – apply now!


COVID-19 virus and Haihatus – is that effect to us?

COVID-19 virus won’t affect exhibitions or the residency for now. Haihatus will follow how the situation progresses and if you’re considering residency, please contact us regarding the situation

Haihatus summer exhibition 2020: AVANTGARDEVEKKULA

Summer exhibition is open for visitors 6.6.-2.8.2020


Jousitie 68-70
FI-19650 Joutsa

haihatus (at) haihatus.fi
residency (at) haihatus.fi


Haihatus is located in a rural municipality of Joutsa. The distance from Helsinki is 200 km and from the nearest city Jyväskylä 70 km. There are good daily express coach services and you´ll reach Joutsa by bus in 3 hours from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. There are supermarkets, shops, flea markets, restaurants cafes, a good library and a twice a week cinema in Joutsa. Nature in Joutsa is beautiful and the seasonal change is very impressive. There are forests to ramble and lakes to swim – or ski and ice skate in winter.

Helsinki 200 km
Lahti 100 km
Jyväskylä 70 km

How to arrive by bus

It’s easy to travel by bus to Joutsa.
Visit Onnibus website for tickets and timetables.
The fare from Helsinki is usually less than 20 € and takes between 2 to 3 hours.

Haihatus on the map