AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry
AREFS art and culture association

  • Savon Radan ryhmä organizes activities along the historical Savo line


AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry has been working since 2008 as a non-profit organization for arts and culture in rural regions generally and art activities and events in Hiirola in particular. Will you help us by becoming our friend?

Friends give moral support to the association. The association consists of volunteers who work with great dedication and passion for achieving the objectives.

For only 10 euros per year  you will AREFS help with your financialcontribution and your moral support. And as a Friend you get every year a number of special offers.

Private gifts, grants of regional funds and contributions of members are the source of funding the budget for the activities of AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry.

It is a pleasure to welcome the (new) members of AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry.
With the contribution and gifts of their members AREFS is able to fund the budget for their art and culture programs.

During the years the circle of friends has spread around Finland and abroad. It is inspiring to be supported by many people who are involved in the way AREFS is building their art and culture programs in rural regions.


Click here to see our action to contribute to the art programs for rural schools and to get an original painting from the series - HIIROLA- homage to Knut Nylander.

You can contribute any amount to the execution of the programs and projects.



vapaa pääsy museoihin*
kutsu näyttelyihin ja tapahtumiin

membership fee


free entrance to the museums*
invitations exhibitions and program

* POAM-Sculpture Park, Mikkelin Taidemuseo, STUDIO 23
POAM-Sculpture Park, Mikkeli Art Museum, STUDIO 23


A contribution of 20€ (plus shipping) will be honored by the book THIS IS OUR NATURE
A gift of 50€ (plus shipping) will be honored by the famous vase of Alvar Aalto
A gift of 150€ will be honored by an art work from the series HIIROLA-HOMAGE to KNUT NYLANDER

Since 2008 AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry has organized, participated and cooperated in many art and culture programs. An overview can be found at the page about the projects of AREFS.
It is the intention of AREFS to support the rural heritage and to deepen the knowledge and structure about history, culture and related topics.

ThThe programs are based on art, nature and culture. Through the arts it is possible to involve children and adults in their own habitat and to create new perspectives on it.

support the activities of AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry
by a (annual) contribution, gift, or donation
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