Many active artists and creative players live in the region, each of whom cherish the artistic way of life!
There are many opportunities to both view and buy arts and crafts.
Ebba von Wachenfeldt forms and blows both glass artworks and items for use at Skeppsta Glashytta. See how glass is made, have a cup of coffee, enjoy a light lunch, book a lecture, try out glassblowing, visit the shop or enjoy an art exhibition.
Read more here about Skeppsta Hytta.
Skottvångs Grufva’s own art trail follows winding paths through the forest. In 2012 Gnesta art gallery organised the art exhibition ‘Art in the Green Box’ together with Skottvångs Grufva. It is an art tour through the local area with exhibits and items related to the nature and handicraft traditions. It has continued to grow since 2012, and local artists are now involved every year setting up new exhibits along this art trail.
The walls of the restaurant at Skottvångs Grufva are often lived up by art exhibitions.
Welcome to Gryts former vicarage located in the idyllic village by Gryts church – 3 km north-west of Stjärnhov. The association ‘Konst i Gryt’ opened its first exhibition in the summer of 2008, with a view to creating an art gallery for first-class Swedish contemporary art, and a meeting place for those with a shared interest in art and culture. Here you can meet eminent artists, take part in discussions and presentations about artistic work as well as attend artist evenings with artistic merit.
There is a garden café next to the art gallery where you can take a seat under the parasols in the courtyard, in the shade of the apple tree, or inside the café.
The Gnesta Art Tour weekend when artists and craftsmen open their studios takes place this year for the 17th time! The art tour is organised every year on the first weekend in September, and will take place this year on 3 & 4 September.
Open 11:00–17:00 on Saturday and 11:00–16:00 on Sunday. There is also a collective exhibition at Art Lab Gnesta, in Bryggeriet on Bryggeriholmen, where a representative piece of artwork from each participating artist is displayed. This collective exhibition opens on Wednesday 31 August and ends on Sunday 4 September, open 16:00–19:00, and offers the chance to familiarise yourself with the exhibitors both before and after the art tour weekend. For more information and a map.
Art Lab Gnesta is a place where experimental relations between art and society are explored. The artists are interested in relations between art and artists, the local society, schools, art institutions and others who work with artistic and social issues – on a local, national and international level. The former brewery in Gnesta houses artist studios, workshops, an art gallery and project room.
There is always an exhibition at Gnesta library. Here you can see some of our local artists or societies which present exciting art exhibitions.The library in Gnesta is located at Marieströmsgatan 3, right by Strömmentorget square.
Opening hours: Monday–Wednesday 10:00–17:00, Thursday 10:00–19:00
Friday 10:00–17:00 Saturday 10:00–14:00
Read more here about Gnesta library.
The walls of our local cafés always have an exhibition for our guests to enjoy, most often by an artist from the local area.
A popular and cosy café in the heart of the town, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or light lunch.
Read more about what can be seen here.
Right by Sigtunaån river is Café Gustafsvik, a unique café in a cosy and beautiful 1890s setting. There is also a small museum and candle cabin.
Read more about what’s available here.
In the heart of Gnesta is the well-known Humble’s bakery and patisserie. The bakery started back in the 1940s, and today you can enjoy a peaceful and traditional café setting.
Read more about Humble’s patisserie here.
Café with exhibitions in Björnlunda, by Welandersborg school on road 57. Tasty sandwiches, freshly baked pastries, roasted coffee and even waffles! Garden open with chairs and parasols. Read more about Dagaborg here.