Lokal is the most dynamic and interesting gallery for Finnish design in town. In addition to exhibitions, Lokal hosts a small café and a design store with one of the most personal selections around.
Lokal's exhibitions are thematic and change once a month. The themes are insightful, such as growth, the colour emerald green, lettering design and faith. Each exhibition is a work of art in itself, including handmade products, such as ceramics, furniture, graphic art, household items and textiles. At times there might even be food and vintage items.
Lokal was founded in 2012 by photographer Katja Hagelstam. She has an open-minded vision towards makers from different backgrounds. The exhibitions are known to feature both established and up-coming talents. This summer, the ongoing theme is Growth. At the end of August, Lokal dives into the autumn with Bloom: a yearly showcase of young talent.