Art and Culture centre Kalevan Navetta

Kalevan Navetta » In English

The Art and Culture Centre Kalevan Navetta, located near the centre of Seinäjoki, is a diverse and stirring home for art, culture and events. The 130-year-old red-brick cow barn building gathers under its high roof, e.g., contemporary art exhibitions, club and course activities, concerts and food experiences. The versatile premises of Kalevan Navetta invite you to enjoy yourself and spend time with family and friends.

Opening hours

Kunsthalle Seinäjoki and Taito Shop Seinäjoki
Mon-Fri 11 – 19
Sat 11 – 15

Closed on 25.-26.12.2023 
Closed on 1.1.2024

Restaurant Äärellä Kuppi+Kattila
Tue-Fri 11 – 21:30
Sat 12 – 21:30
Lunch Tue-Fri 11 – 14
Closed on Mondays and Sundays

On Friday 22.12.2023 the restaurant is open from 11 to 14.
The restaurant is closed from 23.12.2023 to 1.1.2024.


Contact info

Kalevan Navetta Art and Culture Centre
Nyykoolinkatu 25
60100 Seinäjoki

Info and Kunsthalle Seinäjoki customer service
+358 505 143 407 (Mon-Fri 11-19, sat 11-15)


Upcoming events: See the Event Calendar of South Ostrobothnia.

Exhibitions & events in Kunsthalle Seinäjoki: Website of Kunsthalle Seinäjoki.

Meeting & Event Venues

Event venue: Hugo Hall
Meeting rooms: Kammio, Itikka and Vintti

Event venue bookings: Restaurant Äärellä Kuppi+Kattila, / +358 503 505 312


Restaurant Äärellä Kuppi + Kattila is a versatile restaurant on the ground floor of Kalevan Navetta. See the menus here. Äärellä Kuppi + Kattila is also responsible for the meeting and event catering services at Kalevan Navetta.

Businesses & organizations

Kunsthalle Seinäjoki
Äärellä Kuppi+Kattila restaurant
– Taito Shop Seinäjoki
– Taito South Ostrobothnia
– Crafts and design school Näppi
–Seinäjoki artists’ association’s art rental shop
Seinäjoki adult education center’s wood and metal workshops
– Seinäjoki City Culture services
– Children’s cultural center Louhimo
Seinäjoki Unit of Uniarts Helsinki

The history of the building

1890 – Östermyra was bankrupt and the estate was purchased by its biggest creditor: the insurance company Kaleva Ltd.

Kalevan Navetta was slightly unfinished and unused for several years.

1905 – Only time Kalevan Navetta functioned as a barn was during the two-day agricultural fair that was organised in the area.

1909 – The building was sold forward to Hugo Grönlund who reconstructed it to a baize factory. Factory wove baize and frieze, mainly woolly blankets.

1920’s depression caused the factory closing.

1933 – The Seinäjoki Military District Staff moved to the old factory facilities. The old factory building was mainly used as a warehouse.

1992 – The ground floor was rented out for an agricultural trade/shop.

2011 – The city plan of the area was re-designed and validated allowing the old Industrial areas to be used for residential buildings and offices premises. The zone provision marks that the facades of the Kalevan Navetta building must be preserved, and the unique features of the area’s landscape protected.

2018 – entrepreneur Petri Pihlajaniemi, who has prior experience with renovated old buildings, bought the Kalevan Navetta that was then re-designed and planned as an art centre and event venue.

2020 – Kalevan Navetta Art and Culture centre opened its doors to the public.

Now Kalevan Navetta provides home for several art, craft and culture organizations and delights visitors to the limits allowed by the global situation.

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