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Pykälistö is a cultural oasis of light and contemporary art

The Pykälistö area has been built for two decades. The area was originally VR’s guard room area, which was harnessed for new use in 1898. The area had an old railway guard’s guard room, an outbuilding and a ground cellar. The original buildings were made according to the type drawings of architect Bruno Granholm, as are many other buildings on the Haapamäki-Jyväskylä-Suolahti railway.

Indeed, the badly dilapidated buildings required a lot of work, and restoration work began in the spring of 1999. The restoration project was implemented in co-operation with the National Board of Antiquities and the City of Jyväskylä Building Supervision Authority. The Pykälistö with its wooden buildings, which threatens national romance and Nikkar style, was revived with the restorations.

The next steps in the area were to build a workspace that seamlessly adapted to the spirit of the place, and to acquire train carriages. There are four train carriages and they serve as exhibition spaces. The place has been purposefully developed from year to year, and the work done in front of the place has given the place a very unique spirit. It is hard to believe that you are a ten-minute drive from the center of Jyväskylä. The pictures speak for themselves, but the spirit has to be experienced on the spot.

Pykälistö’s cultural oasis of light and contemporary art

The Pykälistö area has been built for two decades. The area was originally VR’s guard room area, which was harnessed for new use in 1898. The area had an old railway guard’s guard room, an outbuilding and a ground cellar. The original buildings were made according to the type drawings of architect Bruno Granholm, as are many other buildings on the Haapamäki-Jyväskylä-Suolahti railway.

Indeed, the badly dilapidated buildings required a lot of work, and restoration work began in the spring of 1999. The restoration project was implemented in co-operation with the National Board of Antiquities and the City of Jyväskylä Building Supervision Authority. The Pykälistö with its wooden buildings, which threatens national romance and Nikkar style, was revived with the restorations.

The next steps in the area were to build a workspace that seamlessly adapted to the spirit of the place, and to acquire train carriages. There are four train carriages and they serve as exhibition spaces. The place has been purposefully developed from year to year, and the work done in front of the place has given the place a very unique spirit. It is hard to believe that you are a ten-minute drive from the center of Jyväskylä. The pictures speak for themselves, but the spirit has to be experienced on the spot.

The appeal of the poetry means not only the content and techniques of the works, but also the environment. Big experiences can be very simple and self-sustaining. For example, during a short visit to Central Finland, a French family chose to stay in the peace of Pykälistö and not go to Jyväskylä at all.

Artists are rarely found in galleries. When visiting the Pykälistö gallery, you can also meet the artist himself before getting acquainted with his work.

The appeal of the poetry means not only the content and techniques of the works, but also the environment. Big experiences can be very simple and self-sustaining. For example, during a short visit to Central Finland, a French family chose to stay in the peace of Pykälistö and not go to Jyväskylä at all.

Artists are rarely found in galleries. When visiting the Pykälistö gallery, you can also meet the artist himself before getting acquainted with his work.