September 01 – October 29, Tallinn Photomonth 2017, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn
Tallinn Photomonth is an artist led biennial of contemporary art and visual culture. Although started in 2011 by a group of artists working primarily with photography and video, the biennial has never been a narrowly mediabased event – it looks more broadly at developments in art and society in a world mediated by cameras, screens and images. The 4th Tallinn Photomonth will start on 1 September 2017 with the opening of an exhibition curated by Anthea Buys at Tallinn Art Hall. Included in the main program are exhibitions opening throughout September and October at different art venues and the country’s first and only contemporary art fair The Photographic Art Fair. This year’s fair introduces the works of 41 artists, five galleries and five project spaces. It is possible to purchase artworks and complement one's personal art collection at the fair. A satellite program will run in Tallinn’s public and commercial galleries. The central component of Photomonth is its public and educational program highlighting connections between exhibitions and expanding topics relevant to the program. Public events include lectures, book launches, artist talks, guided tours, workshops and an educational program for schools. Please go to www.fotokuu.ee to get more information.
September 04-10, Saaremaa Food Festival, Saaremaa Island
The heart of the summer is over by September, but Saaremaa continues to smile invitingly and deliciously to all. Clean air and sea breeze – especially at the beginning of September, when Saaremaa Food Festival takes place. Born in 2014, Saaremaa Food Festival offers a fascinating program for a whole week, welcoming all visitors to participate. Great local flavors are mixed together, bringing great food closer to local residents and introducing the food culture of the county to a wider public. Learn more about the festival and the program at the official web site http://www.saaremaatoidufestival.ee/en/
September 05-09, Estonian Theatre Festival Draama 2017, Tartu Draama will take over Tartu once again at the beginning of September. The Estonian Theatre Festival Draama is a curator festival. The main program consists of the most interesting and the best productions of Estonian Theatre. In addition to the main program, the festival offers exciting side-program, music events and an opportunity to spend time in the cozy festival club. All official info on the festival is available at www.draama.ee
Open till September 17, Exhibition of Estonian Contemporary Graphics, Tartu Art House, Tartu
Estonian printmakers’ group exhibition “Beyond Reality” will remain open in the large and small galleries of the Tartu Art House until September 17. "Beyond Reality" offers the possibility to discover this "world" from the viewpoint of contemporary printmakers: they often dismantle the visual whole into various layers that are then re-compiled into a new combination or are left dysfunctional on purpose. This exhibition is not based on precisely defined technical boundaries, which means that the artists can expand twodimensional graphics through other different dimensions. The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia. Learn more about the exhibition at www.kunstimaja.ee
Open till September 17, Viljandi Art Festival “QQ”, Viljandi County, Viljandi
Viljandi Art Festival QQ (the Estonian way to pronounce QQ is / kukuu:/ which is an abbreviation from KUNSTIKUU – the month of art) will be held for the first time, and its goal is to create an international activity platform and meeting place bridging and involving different fields of art. Within one month, from August 18 until September 17, the small town of Viljandi becomes a canvas and exhibition site for international artists – cultural events and interactive activities take place every day: joint youth art performances, street art sessions, sound performances, installations in an urban space, art circus, light installation and light sculptures, environmental art, café exhibitions, open-house art exhibitions and gallery exhibitions, as well as outdoor cinema, poetry slam, dance performances, concerts, and guided walks in town. Viljandi offers a unique small-town atmosphere for foreign visitors, and the organizers believe it to be an ideal place for international cultural cooperation, synergy between artists and new innovative perspectives to emerge. The participation of foreign artists brings novelty and excitement, unexpected angles and development potentials into the perception of the small-town milieu. To find out more about the festival, please visit http://qq.viljandi.ee or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 23-24, Japanese Pop-culture Festival Animatsuri 2017, Tartu
Animatsuri is a festival mainly targeted towards youth interested in Japanese culture. The emphasis is on Japanese pop culture, including, anime, manga (comics produced in Japan), music, computer games, fashion, etc. In two days, the visitors have the opportunity to participate in various workshops, listen to presentations, play computer or board games, compete in a number of contests, communicate with people sharing the same interests, and much more. The organizer of Animatsuri is the NPO Japanese Culture Club Asashio founded in 2005 in Tartu. More info on the festival can be found at the official homepage: www.animatsuri.eu
September 25 – October 01, 12th Tallinn Design Festival, Tallinn
Tallinn Design Festival is a significant annual event demonstrating the achievements of designers of Estonia and other countries, but also the mindset of the design community. The program of the 12th Tallinn Design Festival concentrates on design culture. The venues of the festival have often been neglected pearls of architecture becoming the favorites of the public afterwards. The creative vitality of the city is assured by an intensive program of satellites. Among the partners there, beside designers, are both start-up and experienced organizations, manufacturers, educational institutions and other establishments. In the collectively composed festival program, one can find formats going deeper into the design world, cultural and entertaining events and initiatives promoting design trade. Go to www.disainioo.ee for additional information.
September 02, Kauguri Autumn Festival 2017,
The annual Kauguri Autumn Festival will celebrate the end of the summer season on September 2 this year. Thus, Jurmala continues its tradition to celebrate