Art goes wild in Vidzeme at 'Savvaļa'

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The second season of the open-air art exhibition "Wilderness" (Savvaļa), opened June 12 featuring works of art have been created (and more that will be created on the spot during the summer) by various Latvian and international artists.

The more than 37-hectare exhibition space invites everyone to visit free of charge throughout the summer - anyone can stay in the exhibition area for as long as they want - preferably armed with rubber boots, insect repellent and the desire to get to know art outside the usual academic space.

The location is a rural property owned by artist Andris Eglītis in Vidzeme, between Drusti and Jaunpiebalga, and is open to visitors without set opening hours and entrance fees.

"Most of the works of art have been created especially for Savvaļa - installations and objects in art, painting, sculpture, video works as well performative and self-reflective works that invite the participation of visitors, or involvement. They are arranged in a wide area on three routes of differing complexity, which are suitable for both more active exploration and leisurely walks. At the central point - in the “Wilderness” base - visitors have access to a kitchen, a map of the territory and library," say organizers.

Until the autumn there will also be a variety of master classes for art professionals and visitors alike.

From Riga "Savvaļa" can be reached both by car (according to coordinates 57 ° 12'43.4 "N, 25 ° 58'05.7 "E; Google Maps: or by bus to the stop "Jaundrusti".

Visitors are advised to dress appropriately for the wilderness and to take insect repellant.

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