Are you planning a residency for this year? Haihatus will have special prices till the end of December!

Send the application to artist residency and come work in an inspiring place in the middle of Finland. Art Center Haihatus offers these special prices for residency – From October to December prices are 500 / month / person or doubleroom 800 / month / 2 persons. (Normal prices are 650 / month / person and 975 / month / 2 persons.)

How to send an application? Residency has an open call around the year. You can send an application via our residency application which you’ll find here. We’re are curious about you and your plans – please write an introduction of you and tell a little bit your residency plans.

Who can send an application? We don’t limit art forms – all form of art and performance are warmly welcome here. We have versatile workspaces for visual artists to live performance artists – for example we had a musician and a live performance artist staying here this summer.

Do you have anything to ask? Or do you some special needs? We’re always here for you – please ask us anything you want to know on your application or via email

Please note: If you have any symptom of flu etc. please change your plans and travel here when you’re health. Thanks for understanding – stay safe!

Can’t wait to see you here!

16.8. MusicSunday with Aavikko and O Samuli A

The last week of summer is here! Sunday is the grade finale for MusicSundays AND summer exhibition AVANTGARDEVEKKULA. Aavikko and O Samuli A play at Haihatus’ MusicSunday and Sumuposauttaja takes care of the after party in Ravintola Kellari. Besides these fabulous shows, there is also a little bit extra! Lauteilla is a play that presents former Finnish presidents Kekkonen, Mannerheim and Ryti enjoying sauna. The whole play is performed in sauna, so it will be an unique experience for all of us!

With the concert ticket, you are also allowed to see the Haihatus summer exhibition AVANTGARDEVEKKULA without any extra charge. So why not take the advantage and enjoy the whole Haihatus experience in one day! The exhibition closes before the MusicSunday event starts so be early if you wish to see the exhibition too.

Come! See! Experience! Haihatus!

AVANTGARDEVEKKULA reaches 3000 visitors!

Art Centre Haihatus’ summer exhibition AVANTGARDEVEKKULA has now been visited by over 3000 people! The last week of the exhibition starts tomorrow, so make sure you come for a visit in time, so you don’t miss the outstanding, unique summer exhibition!


Here’s a small video of the 3000th visitor! Sorry for the missing subtitles..

2.8. MusicSunday relocated to Talomuseo

Due to bad weather, 2.8. Music Sunday show is relocated to Talomuseo. New venue offers a covered stand for the audience. The stand is sized for 400 people so social distances can easily be maintained. Talomuseo is located near Haihatus and the address is Museotie 2, Joutsa.

Schedules, after party and ticket prices remain the same.


Pupurutsa at MusicSunday after party 26.7.2020

26.7.2020 Pupurutsa plays at Haihatus’ MusicSunday after parties at Ravintola Kellari. After party starts at 22:00 and the show starts at 22:30.

Pupurutsa takes influences from electro, punk and experimental music creating songs which lyrics circle around themes of politics and ecology to personal stories. The purpose of the music is to make people move on the dance floor as well as in the society. Pupurutsa is a couple years old and has played mostly in Tampere, for example in Vastavirta club and different kinds of DIY events.

According to their own words “Pupurutsa. Unlikely electronic duo. Taped spectacles. Abrupt lyrics. Wrinkly music. Stiff hips. Frigid moves. With these you can ruin even the best party. Party on!”

Check Pupurutsa’s Valtakunta demo here!

So, after Ville Pirinen and Litku Klemetti shows, make your way to Ravintola Kellari after party to check out Pupurutsa! Entrance is free of charge. Welcome!

MusicSunday hotel packets now on sale!

Art Centre Haihatus and Hotel Aatto & Elli offer a hotel packet deal for 99€. The packet is for two and it includes tickets to Haihatus’ summer exhibition and to a gig of your choice, and a hotel night with breakfast.

Litku Klemetti added to MusicSundays

Taidelaitos Haihatus is proud to announce that Litku Klemetti will be starring one of the upcoming MusicSundays shows. She will perform 26.7. as well as the previously announced Ville Pirinen.

The shows begin around 6pm and the event continues until 10pm. There’s a limited amount of tickets so make sure to get one from Haihatus’ webstore. Welcome!

19.7. Martti Servo & Napander + Veijo Peso
26.7. Ville Pirinen + Litku Klemetti
2.8. Seksihullut + Cleaning Women
9.8. Risto + Cosmo Jones Beat Machine
16.8. Aavikko + O Samuli A
DJ Salmelan Muovisorvaamo
Shows starting from 18:00 – Tickets 12€ / 10€ / 3€.

AVANTGARDEVEKKULA opens on 27.6.2020!

Art Center Haihatus Summer Exhibition is open 27.6.–16.8.2020

Exhibition’s curator Tuomo Vuoteenoma states that during the abnormal times we live in, the significance of art and imagination in people’s well-being is even more crucial than normally. “All kind of artistic activity gives an opportunity to expand, diminish, and break down the walls that are sometimes drawing in on us.”

AVANTGARDEVEKKULA is the 21st summer exhibition of Art Center Haihatus. It is open every week from Wednesday to Sunday 11–18 and it is one of the Museum Card museums.

Due to the corona virus pandemic, the timetable of the exhibition had to be changed, but otherwise the changes in the exhibition are minor, states curator Vuoteenoma. Art Center Haihatus’ area is wide, and the premises and the art-experience park enable easy-going and safe exhibition experience for the visitors. We follow government set regulations and guidelines to provide a safe exhibition environment, so let’s take good care of hygiene and safety gaps!

AVANGARDEVEKKULA is an art exhibition in which all the artworks ooze joyful grip on art making. Another connective feature between the exhibition’s artists is that many of them work within different art disciplines such as theatre and art. AVANTGARDEVEKKULA waves uniquely between naivistic installations, kinetic sculptures, and dreamy soundscapes. For example, there is an attic disco upstairs in the exhibition house where kinetic sculptures are dancing in an otherworldly manner.

Curator Vuoteenoma with his gigantic mechanical spider.

The following artists and artist groups take part in this year’s summer exhibition: Sakari Kannosto, Pauliina Turakka Purhonen, Petri Eskelinen, Maippi Ketola, Ville Vuorenmaa, Pauli Ahopelto, Katri Sipiläinen, Jaakko Mattila, Antti-Ville Reinikainen, Sorbus -kollektiivi, Heidi Kesti, Mari Metsämäki, Tero Jartti, Panu Ollikainen, Jari Johannes, Esa Mattila, Kaisa Vigman, Kalle Turakka Purhonen, Absurdistit -kollektiivi, Kokeellisen elektroniikan seura, Benjamin Phillips Nozdrachev, Steve Vanoni, Ninni Luhtasaari, Antti Immonen, Jyrki Nissinen, Elliina Peltoniemi, Mikko Haiko, Risto Puurunen, Kinobox Obscura and curator Vuoteenoma himself.

Tuomo Vuoteenoma says that “Art has potential to make things that are seemingly unrelated and disproportioned to fit in the same picture. Art, making by hands, and safe scrabbling help to understand different points of views to reality and sometimes to break down statues, because after all, that is what art is: constructing and deconstructing.”

The exhibition’s curator Tuomo Vuoteenoma is Helsinki-based art field’s multitasking professional. He works actively in visual arts producing open source art events, experimental exhibitions, and performative sculptures. Oulu-born Vuoteenoma is a designer but besides his main profession, he had also worked as an event producer, a musician, and a janitor. The continuous play with artistic ideas and technical implementations has led to the merging of surprising elements into a unique operating culture, which gave birth to AVANTGARDEVEKKULA in 2018. The 4th version of the exhibition lands in Art Centre Joutsa this summer!