Art
RIBOCA contemporary art event launches in a week's time
The second edition of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA2) opens to the public from 20 August - 13 September 2020, bringing together 65 participants and 9 collectives at the Andrejsala industrial port area in Riga.
Get a closer look at the amber in Liepāja
For centuries, amber has been in the center of Latvian crafts, arts, and jewelry, now bearing not only aesthetic but also historical value. Liepāja Museum has opened an exhibition "Amber in close-up", revealing jewelry created in the second half of the 20th century, said Rus.lsm.lv August 2.
Latvian artist finds inspiration in instant noodles
On Thursday, July 9, artist Lidija Zaneripa's exhibition "Rolis" will be opened at the RIXC Gallery. The artist will focus on the aesthetic, graphic and functional properties of instant noodles via digital images and three-dimensional sculptures, said RIXC representatives on July 6.  
Step-by-step: birch-bark storage containers
Kaspars Zvirbulis, tree bark craft master, is a dynasty representative of his trade in Līgatne. He makes storage containers, dishes, decorations, and toys out of birch tree bark. Kaspars taught Latvian Television program Pūŗa Lāde (Dowry Chest) how to make storage boxes.
Latvian artists win international acclaim
At the beginning of June, the International Institute for Information Design (IIID) announced the 2020 winners of the information design competition “IIID Award”, in which the graduates and teaching staff of the Art Academy of Latvia (LMA) were also awarded, the academy informed the media on June 5.
Time for new ideas at Rundāle Palace
Rundāle Palace Museum has begun publishing online videos in one of the various attempts to maintain a connection to visitors while doors are closed due to the state of emergency caused by the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus, according to a Latvia Radio broadcast on April 14.
Dobele folk art studio celebrates half a century
The “Avots” applied folk art studio marked fifty years of weaving, knitting, crocheting and sewing with an exhibit titled “From Ghosts to Larks”, as historically the period for creating handicrafts was from the fall to spring, according to Latvian Television's daily news broadcast on February 23.
Ice, Ice Jelgava
The 22nd International Ice Sculpture Festival will be held in Jelgava from February 7-9 and feature more than 60 ice artworks, as well as a broad cultural program and fireworks show, according to festival organizers on February 3.
Architecture museum exhibit displays best of 60s in Rīga
The 1960s was a time when the 'face' of Rīga was rapidly changing, and the Latvian Museum of Architecture has created an exhibit titled “Sixties: view of the city” including photographs from photographers Laimonis Stīpnieks, Gunārs Binde, Māra Brašmane and Vladimirs Gailis to show the modern architecture, new housing estates, important buildings and people in the city during this time period, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on January 27.
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center goes on tour
At the start of 2020 exhibitions from the collection of the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center are on display almost simultaneously in four different cities in Latvia (Daugavpils, Rēzekne, Rīga) and in Panevėžys, Lithuania, the Center said in a news release January 3.