Joensuu Artist Association

Kirkkokatu 23, 80100 Joensuu

Joensuu Artist Association

Joensuu Artist Association (business id: 0207492-7) is an association of visual artists whose membership covers the entire North Karelia region. At the beginning of 2022, the association had 241 members. The mission of the society is to promote the basic conditions for the artistic work of visual artists and their professional status in North Karelia, as well as to support visual arts activities.

The Artist Association organizes visual art exhibitions, workshops and courses and actively acts as the maintainer and developer of North Karelian cultural life.

Joensuu Artist Association co-operates with various cultural actors and decision-makers in expert tasks, among other things.

The association's exhibition activities are carried out in the Art Center Ahjo, located in the heart of Joensuu, and the first Finnish art rental company, Joensuu Art Lending Service, founded in 1971, also operates in the same premises.

The office of the Joensuu Artist Association is located on the second floor of the Art Center Ahjo. The office is open on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 18:00 (closed in July).


- Chairman: Tuija Hirvonen-Puhakka, tel. +358 45 321 8110

- Office: tel. +358 45 325 5060

Art Center Ahjo:

- Exhibition Coordinator, tel. +358 50 552 6701

Joensuu Art Lending Service:

- Exhibition Coordinator of the Art Lending Service, tel. +358 50 543 3524

Joensuu Graphics Workshop:

- Workshop manager, tel. +358 50 460 2001