The Art Center Antares is a new center for the Arts built in the former Sippola dairy between towns Hamina (24 km) and Kouvola (27 km). It is a spacious 2000 m²  building, a quarter of the building is rented for housing. Antares offers space to let for living, art exhibitions, atelier and storage for a reasonable price. There will be also a cafe and an art shop.



 Soli Perttu: The Terminal Photo: Neta

Soli Perttu: The Terminal
Photo: Neta





Art shows are exhibited from May to October. The gallery space includes three halls: a high sunlit hall (160 m²), a special column hall with an artificial illumination (133 m²) and a theatre (70 m²) which is under construction. During the summer months, the outdoor sculpture park is open. The gallery is open on Tuesday-Sunday 12-18 from 5 May to 27 September and closed 20.6.2015 and on Mondays. The artists are chosen on the basis of their applications, cv and prints of their works. The application is expected to include an exhibition plan. Antares holds 25 % commission on art pieces sold. For further exhibition space details and information download room plans from our website.





The artist residence includes four bedrooms (13 m² each), a common kitchen and a living room (45 m²). The artist in residence is also offered space to meet and work, according his/her needs. Antares has good working possibilities for sculptors with the equipment to weld or make metal casts. The rent is 100 €/week. For further details and floor plans of the artist spaces please download room plans from our website.





There is a foundry in Antares, where metal casts can be produced. The artist can book a working space for 20 €/day/artist or 100 €/week/artist. The basic tools are included (MIG and bronze casting tools max crucible size 23 kg). The materials and dispensable tools and articles are not included. You find more information about foundry and bronze casting courses on our website.





The ArtCenter is led by sculptor Tiiu Anttinen and Cultural Association Antares




Pien-Liikkalantie 6, 46710 Sippola,

+358 44 9819506