An international festival in harmony with nature

summer.fresh.art. in Bad Gastein

An exciting program with top-class, well-known and up-and-coming young artists awaits you.

Art is as much a part of Bad Gastein as the imposing mountains and the magnificent Belle Époque buildings. Bad Gastein has always exerted a great attraction on artists and art lovers. So it's no wonder that an excellent art and culture festival has established itself here with sommer.frische.kunst.

Save the Date...

June 21 to August 31, 2024

  • In the historic power station by the waterfall, various different artistic positions are presented on 3 floors and made accessible to a wide audience.
  • A variety of exhibitions can be visited on the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Promenade art mile.
  • The Art Trail presents art in public spaces.

 

Art needs its space, its freedom - and artists have enjoyed this for many years in Gastein. Andrea von Goetz is the artistic director of sommer.frische.kunst. If you would like to know more about the curator 's work, you can find out more in an interview on the Gastein Blog .

Zwei Damen vor einem Kunstwerk auf Leinwand
June 21 to 23, 2024

Show Your Art

Regional artists are invited to present their work as part of the "Show Your Art" event. Three weeks before the start of the sommer.frische.kunst festival, the historic power station will serve as an exhibition venue.

We offer you the opportunity to present your works of art in this unique setting. Take advantage of this opportunity to make your work accessible to a wide audience.

Gruppe von Besuchern im Austausch über die gesehenen Kunstwerke

Opening Weekend

The exhibition openings will take place in the Pavilion, on the Kaiser Wilhelm Promenade. A subsequent get-together makes a lively exchange of artists and art enthusiasts possible.

art:badgastein

During art:badgastein, a rich portfolio of contemporary artists* is presented in the galleries of the historic power station, on the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Promenade art mile and in public spaces. The exhibition rooms in the power station at the waterfall are occupied by twelve galleries. Away from the big art fairs in the metropolises, the main aim of art:badgastein is to facilitate a special exchange between artists, collectors and galleries.

 

Skulptur von Olaf Holzapfel in Sportgastein

Art in public space

The Art Trail presents art in public space. Since the start of the festival, the artists participating in the festival have left their mark. Both in public space and at selected historical sites that can be visited throughout the year.

With the Art Trail map , visitors interested in art can set out to discover the works of art embedded in the Gastein landscape.

Under the motto "Art makes you see. Discover your way", the festival sends its guests on a journey: in search of art and their very own, personal experience of art, and for the first time with an KunstWanderKarte, designed and illustrated by Sebastian Meschenmoser, one of the most narrative painters of his generation. With the KunstWanderKarte, 14 stations are hiked - from art in the village center to the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Promenade and all the way up to Sportgastein and the Stubnerkogel. There, among other things, the spectacular half-timbered sculpture "Harps" by Olaf Holzapfel awaits visitors.


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