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Amazing Art in Poland

Artistic Inspirations: Places and Events

You will find many extraordinary places and exceptional festivals in Poland offering the best examples of wonderful and inspiring art – both the traditional kind, based on time-tested models and historical aspects, and the modern variety, including functional art. Interactive, multimedia museums and arts and education centres as well as regularly held arts festivals enjoying a permanent place in the events calendar can serve as fascinating special destinations in tourist travel around Poland. Their diversity and many different forms will satisfy a wide spectrum of interests. In other words, there’s something for everyone. Find inspiration in the following examples (two museums, two festivals) of amazing art in Poland before coming here to experience it for yourself.

Visit the incredible Museum of Scrap Sculpture, a modern art gallery in Moszna at 2 Zamkowa St., created in its entirety by one man: Sebastian Kucharski, an artist with a passion. The gallery presents a collection of steel robots, all built by Kucharski himself and inspired by sci-fi films. The biggest figures weigh up to 900 kilograms and are up to 3.5 metres tall. An incredible experience is guaranteed, even if you’re not a young boy! It’s the only such place not just in Poland, but in Europe! And once you’re in Moszna, be sure to visit the fairy-tale Castle (1 Zamkowa St.) with its 99 turrets and towers and 365 rooms. This is an architecturally fanciful eclectic structure surrounded by a vast, 200-hectare park and featuring an orangery adjoining the residence.

Glassmaking and decoration demonstrations, art education activities, a wide range of cultural events, and a gift shop with handmade souvenirs are just some of the attractions offered by the Glass Heritage Centre in Krosno at 2 Blich St. The centre not only presents the history of Krosno glass, which has been famous in Poland and around the world for decades, but also creates it. Expect spectacular glassmaking displays during which you can admire the beauty and creativity of glass art, but also learn the secrets of making and decorating glass in practice. Come here to admire wonderful works of glass art, discover the magic of glassmaking and take home a glass souvenir! From Krosno, it’s not far to the picturesque and „wild” Bieszczady Mountains just waiting to be explored.

Astonishing and inspiring art is also presented during unique artistic festivals with many different themes. One such event is Carnaval Sztukmistrzów in Lublin during which the city streets are filled with artists who prove there is no division of performing arts into juggling, circus, theatre, dance and music. The many kinds of performances are a great attraction for adults and children alike. This is a time of spectacular shows from the borderline of theatre and new circus, organized in the urban space. The programme also includes the Urban Highline Festival with stage shows, buskers, music in the streets and much, much more.

For a completely different vibe, there’s the Bella Skyway Festival in Toruń. This unique international cultural event highlights the city’s greatest assets: its UNESCO-listed Gothic heritage, strong ties to astronomy, and modern-day audiovisual art. During the festival the streets and buildings discard their traditional Gothic red and assume all possible colours. Impressive illuminations, projection mapping, laser shows and numerous concerts, performances and happenings during the festival make Toruń’s Old Town even more special at this time. It’s a huge celebration of light and colour!

  • Museum of Scrap Sculpture in Moszna
    Museum of Scrap Sculpture in Moszna
  • Museum of Scrap Sculpture in Moszna
    Museum of Scrap Sculpture in Moszna
  • Glass Heritage Centre in Krosno
    Glass Heritage Centre in Krosno
  • Glass Heritage Centre in Krosno
    Glass Heritage Centre in Krosno
  • Carnaval Sztukmistrzów in Lublin
    Carnaval Sztukmistrzów in Lublin
  • Carnaval Sztukmistrzów in Lublin
    Carnaval Sztukmistrzów in Lublin
  • Bella Skyway Festival in Toruń
    Bella Skyway Festival in Toruń
  • Bella Skyway Festival in Toruń
    Bella Skyway Festival in Toruń

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