Several Åland artists are opening their studios so that you can become acquainted with the creator of the artwork. There is a lot going on at Easter in the beautiful medieval churches of Åland and several museums are putting on exciting activities for both children and adults.
The idea of the Easter Break is to put Åland on show at a quiet time of year, and attract people to have inspiring encounters with culture, history and nature. Birgitta Bergman-Jansson is one of the driving forces behind the event. Her regular job is running Djurviks Gästgård. She talks enthusiastically about the project, which is being launched in 2012. "Open Studios" has existed before, but this is something more.
What do you think is going to attract people most during the Easter Break?
“Many people have been here in the summer, but this gives them the opportunity to see another beautiful season. There is so much to see. I think a lot of people will come with their own cars and look forward to taking it easy, driving around the beautiful landscape, visiting artists and eating authentic Åland cuisine. One recommendation is the Easter buffet on the island of Silverskär.”
Examples of happenings on Åland during the easter holidays.
• Claes Moser is presenting the J.A.G Acke exhibition at Önningeby Museum on Saturday 7 April at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and on Sunday 8 April at 11 a.m.
Artists and craftsmen who are opening their studios:
• Kjell Ekström, Finos studio in Önningeby, open from 12 noon till 4 p.m. on 7-9 April
• Peter Winqvist
• Sanna Sjöström
• Jonas Wilén
• Isa Hellström
• Maria Korpi/Adam Gordon and Judy Kuitunen
• Passion music (Stabat mater) will be performed by the Laudamus Choral Ensemble at the Jomala church on Good Friday at 7 p.m.
• Concert at Kastelholm Castle featuring Ulvens Döttrar, on Sunday at 8 p.m. Information about Ulvens Döttrar is available on their website www.ulvensdottrar.ax
• The Met Opera will be transmitted live at the Stadshuset on Saturday (Manon, Massenet)
• The Joel Pettersson play “Pojken som blev en carbidlampa” (“The boy who became a carbide lamp”) with Mats Stenlund at the Önningeby Museum. Saturday 7 April at 7 p.m. and Sunday 8 April at 2 p.m.
• The theatre group Teaterföreningen in Mariehamn is setting up a theatre with a children's group that is performing at its premises in Hindersböle. Saturday 7 April at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. "
Var är Lina?". Sunday 8 April at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. "Askungen". 10€/adult 5€/child.
• Åland Museum, Åland Art Museum, Skeppargården Pellas and the Hunting and Fishing Museum are open as follows:
• Önningeby Museum Saturday 7 April and Sunday 8 April from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m.
• Åland Museum is organising Easter egg decorating. The Art Museum will be staging an exhibition of Hildur Stenbäck's work. Film show.
• The Hunting and Fishing Museum is open on Saturday. They plan to have guided tours and for people to be able to come in and listen to tall tales, fishing and seal hunter stories. Or else maybe contribute a tale of their own if they have a stock of them.
• The Guide Club is organising guided tours of Åland churches (at 12 noon and 2 p.m.). A guided bus tour may also be organised if necessary.
• The parish of Mariehamn is organising an Easter hike
• Bryggeri Stallhagen will be open
• There will be an Easter market at Emmaus second hand shop
• Bio Savoy will be showing films connected with Easter and/or Åland
• SALT and Sjökvarteret will be staying open late on Saturday
• Easterbuffet at Silverskär island 6. and 7.4. A daytrip to the archipelago.
The programme will be updated during February and March. Contact the respective organisers for details, times and directions.
You can find all the events and times at Åland events calendar.
Contact Visit Åland on +358-18 24000 or at email@example.com for more information.