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Helsinki Urban Art brings art into the urban environment and into people’s lives. We create art that enlivens urban environments in Helsinki as well as in other cities in Finland and abroad. We introduce new ways of using urban space, create participatory urban culture and solve problems by means of art and activism.

Kallio – Milu Correch

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After finishing the mural in Kannelmäki and continuing her journey towards southern Europe, the argentinian Milu Correch painted another piece in Helsinki. An apartment building in Kallio had requested their wall in the inner courtyard to be painted, and the shape of the wall inspired the artist to create a very special composition.

Kannelmäki – Milu Correch

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The assisted living building in the neighbourhood of Kannelmäki received a mural in June 2017 by the Argentinian street artist Milu Correch. The piece was partly inspired by the residents of the house, and it shows four of the residents in the middle of a card game.

Pasila station – Sabek

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The old railway station of Pasila in Helsinki has been the center of a lot of changes over the past year. In May 2017, just before the station will be demolished, it was that one more time when a Spanish street artist Sabek painted a large mural on the southside roof of the station.

Kallio Street Art Square

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Vaasanpuistikko, Vaasanaukio, Piritori. The locals have given the square in front of the Sörnäinen metro station many names, and in June 2017 in received one more, when a street art piece covering the whole square was made.

Tripla Construction Hoarding

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A construction site affects how the area around it looks for years. But it also gives us an opportunity to create some temporary art and leave a mark on the urban space. And so we created art on the construction hoarding of the construction site of the mall of Tripla and the Pasila station, to brighten up the daily route of thousands of people.

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Helsinki Urban Art is formed by a group of professionals in visual arts, community arts and urban activism. Involving the communities and respecting the special characteristics of the places is important to us: we want the art that we create to really work in its environment and to suit the needs of the locals. We have a lot of experience in producing large murals, different sized street art pieces as well as coordinating large participatory art projects and different urban events.

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