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Haikara won the general art competition for Jyväskylä's Kankaanaukio

The art competition organized by Kangas Service Ltd to choose artwork for Kankaanaukio (Kangas square) has now ended. The competition winner is Haikara (Stork), designed by Teija and Pekka Isorättyä.

Haikara also overwhelmingly won the public vote, so the prize amount for the winners rose to 7,000 EUR.

Jyväskylän Kangas
Haikaraa esittävä taideteos

Save the Children association has granted the Ukraine project of Jyväskylä Youth Art Workshop with the Year 2022 Childish Act Recognition

Save the Children association of Jyväskylä will present Aurinkopaja- Sun workshop with the Year 2022 Childish Act recognition on Monday, 21 November. Ukrainian youth will also be able to watch the Finnish premiere of the film Outside (Olha Zhurba, Ukraine, 2022) at the Arktisen Upeeta film festival on the previous Sunday.

The Ukraine project of the Youth Art Workshop of the City of Jyväskylä's youth services has been awarded the Year 2022 Childish Act

Ukrainan lippu ja sydän. Image Terhi Pekkarinen

Secto Rally Finland brought over EUR 17 million to the Jyväskylä region

The Finnish round of the World Rally Championship, or Secto Rally Finland, returned this year to its full four-day glory after the difficult coronavirus period. A total of 230,000 spectators were recorded in Jyväskylä and Central Finland, the visitor record was broken in Harju, and the Finnish World Cup Rally left a jackpot of income behind for the Jyväskylä region and Central Finland.

In the general competition, there was no opportunity to celebrate a victory for Finland, but a great sports weekend was crowned by the second-place

Auto ajaa Harjulla Secto Rally Finland 2022. Image AKK Sports Oy

Joint celebration for World Rally Championship winners Kalle Rovanperä, Jonne Halttunen and Toyota to be staged in Jyväskylä on December 16, 2022! 

The City of Jyväskylä will organise a joint World Rally Championship celebration for Kalle Rovanperä, Jonne Halttunen and the Jyväskylä-based TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team on Friday 16 December 2022 at Paviljonki, Jyväskylä. 

Open to everyone and free of charge, the event will feature a live appearance on stage by the new world rally champions and representatives of the

Toyota Gazoo Racing -tiimi autoineen Kuokkalan sillalla. Image Touho Häkkinen

Hands on Ukraine – Crafts of exceptional time collected as part of research and museum collections

The war in Ukraine has affected us in many ways, and the desire to help has been manifold. Thoughts and emotions have been channelled into a wide range of works and activities, including making things with our hands. How can we capture this time and our collective work for future generations and as material for researchers?

The Craft Museum of Finland, together with the University of Eastern Finland, Taito Organization Finland, – Craft Online Association and

Suomen käsityön museo
Virkattuja kukkia ukrainan lipun keltaisen ja sinisen sävyissä. Ukraina käsillä - tarinoiden keruu Suomen käsityön museon verkkosivuilla. Image Tarja Kroger

We will celebrate the Finland-Japan friendship with various events in Jyväskylä from 31.10 to 06.11.2022

In Autumn 2022, the Japanese Embassy in Finland will celebrate the Finland-Japan friendship year with various events. The events will take place from 31.10 to 06.11.2022, where you can get to know Japanese culture, hobbies, and people. Participating in public events are free-of-charge unless previously notified.

During the event, the City of Jyväskylä and the Japanese twin city of Niiza will celebrate the 25-years relationship between the two cities. 

Sushia, karjalanpiirakoita ja kukkia. Image Eeva Tammikivi

Graphica Creativa 2022 features Swoon and print works from around the globe

Graphica Creativa 2022 presents a wide range of international print works at the Jyväskylä Art Museum. For the first time in Finland, the exhibition features an impressive installation of works by Swoon, a female pioneer of Street Art. The exhibition also features prints by 90 artists from around the world.

Swoon (Caledonia Curry, b. 1977) is known around the world for her groundbreaking public art.

Värikäs grafiikka, jossa tyylilelty naishahmo keskellä

The City of Jyväskylä invited new students to a reception

The City of Jyväskylä welcomes new university students to Jyväskylä by inviting them to a reception.

This autumn, Jyväskylä is trying a new way to welcome new university students to the city.

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Yleisurheilija Elmo Lakka haastateltavana lavalla. Image Varpu Autere

More events at Veturitallit Jyväskylä's Musamessut music fair - Alexi Laiho's guitar equipment on display and Mika "Kaasu / Gas Lipstick" Karppinen to teach drum tuning

At Musamessu, you can see not only the instruments of Finnish instrument makers, but also the amplifiers and guitars of Children of Bodom's guitarist, Alexi Laiho (d. 2020).

The Musamessut music fair at Jyväskylä's Veturitallit will not only feature instruments and music equipment from Finnish instrument makers and impo

Soitinrakentaja esittelee tuotteitaan Veturitallien Musamessuilla vuonna 2018. Image Esa Linna

The women-only swimming session is again organized every month in Vaajakoski Wellamo swimming hall

The women-only swimming shift is being organized by City of Jyväskylä sports services as a part of the NytLiikkelle service package. The session is set every month at the Wellamo swimming hall in Vaajakoski, Jyväskylä.

The women's shift for the 2022–2023 season is organized once a month on Fridays from 18:00 to 20:30.

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Aikuisten uimaopetuskuva. Image Tomi Tuuliranta

The Sustainable Living in Jyväskylä communication campaign encourages to use energy wisely

In the autumn and winter to come, wise use of energy is even more important than before. The City of Jyväskylä will encourage its residents to save energy and to opt for sustainability in their everyday life by launching a communication campaign that will last the entire autumn and winter season. The campaign contents will be available as texts, images, videos, and podcasts too. Join in and contribute to a sustainable living in Jyväskylä!

The themes of the communication campaign focus on Jyväskylä and its residents 

The communication campaign is based on a series of many-si

sustainable everyday life
resource wisdom
Sustainable living