In Ahrenshoop, art greets you at every turn. From the founding fathers of the painters’ colony to the fellows at the Lukas Art House or the studio of the resident creatives – there is so much to discover in Ahrenshoop. Painting, sculpture, ceramics, music, dance, literature and, last but not least, the unique landscape create the special Ahrenshoop atmosphere.
Ahrenshoop’s character is one of tradition and vibrancy, and this can be felt throughout the town and the region. Throughout the year, exhibitions are held at many locations and offer glimpses into the painters’ creative processes – both during the early years of the artists’ colony as well as for contemporary painters and artists. Here, you’ll come across works that deal directly with the landscape of Fischland and Darß – with its uniqueness, its big and endless skies, and its special light. Some of these works, and other popular painters’ motifs, can be discovered during a walk along the Kunstpfad (art trail), which was established in 2017 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the artists’ colony in Ahrenshoop.
On the other hand, all important art history trends have also been present since the end of the 19th century. Because Ahrenshoop has always been a meeting place and refuge for artists throughout its eventful history, and has been able to maintain this status to this day. Contemporary art thus plays a great role in the cultural life of the town.
Those who are stimulated to be creative by the location’s unique atmosphere find manifold opportunity to try it out under expert instruction.
Did you know?
In the 19th century Ahrenshoop was a well known artist' colony, where artists would have painted en plein air.
These locations are worth a visit!
Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop – Ahrenshoop Museum of Art
From Barbizon to the Baltic: See how naturalistic painting came to northern Germany.
The Ahrenshoop Kunstkaten is an exhibition and events house managed by the Ahrenshoop tourist information and is one of the oldest galleries in Northern Germany. Throughout the year, visitors enjoy the changing exhibitions about the artists’ colony of Ahrenshoop, the subsequent generations of artists, all the way to the art of the present day.
The Galerie Alte Schule showcases works from the portfolio of Ahrenshooper Kunstauktionen GmbH. Changing exhibitions: works from the artists’ colony from the beginning of the 20th century, classical modernism and contemporary art.
The gallery, which has been operating in Ahrenshoop for 21 years, has been using its newly designed exhibition rooms on the first floor of The Grand since 2017. In 2018, the gallery will primarily be showcasing the artists that have been affiliated with the gallery for many years
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