The annual ''Staro Rīga'' (Riga Shines) illumination festival will celebrate its tenth birthday on November 18 as Latvia celebrates its own 99th birthday.
A Latvian interior designer has won an industry award in the United States.
The Baltic Assembly, an organization consisting of parliamentarians from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, announced October 3 it had awarded its annual prize for a notable contribution in the artistic world to Laima Slava, a prominent Latvian art historian.
September 7 sees the start of the annual 'Survival Kit' arts festival run by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art.
Russian billionaire Petr Aven is considering Riga as the city to host his private art museum, the influential businessman told the Financial Times.