Briefly in English

What is Painovoima?

Painovoima ry maintains, develops and leases premises in Takojankatu, Lahti, which also includes three workshops based on different traditional art methods: a paper workshop, film laboratory / darkroom, and a versatile art graphics workshop in cooperation with the Graphic Artists’ Association of Lahti.

Painovoima is an active operator and developer of city culture and collaborates extensively with different companies, communities and individuals. Painovoima is currently working with the Impact Lahti project for the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.

Courses / workshops

The Art Institute of Lahti was once the country’s largest continuing education and training provider for visual artists. Painovoima restores the opportunity to organize courses and event activities in these facilities alongside with the work of professional artists. The property is located in the center of Lahti, so both train and bus connections make it easy to reach all over Finland.

Find the list of current course options here. We are translating them as we speak.

Premises for rent

Painovoima leases various spaces on Sammonkatu for shorter and longer periods of time such as graphics workshop, drama hall, darkroom for photo development, paper workshop for paper making, studio facilities and other services offered by our network such as a photo studio. Residence Pilvilinna is available for self-catering accommodation.


Paper Shop: €50 / day
Darkroom: €25 / day
Drama Hall: €60 / h, €400 / day (VAT included)
Art Graphic’s Studio: €30 / day, €400 / month
Prices for Pilvilinna on separate page

Contact us for longer periods or customized packages!

Contact information

You can find our contact information here.
Please contact us if you have any questions!