The Mänttä Art Festival offers the broadest cross-section of Finnish contemporary art. The artists are chosen by a different artistic director – curator – every year. In 2013, the task has been given to the artist Jyrki Siukonen (b. 1959).
The unique audiovisual world of the Planetarium surrounds the audience creating a multi-dimensional experience that far exceeds that of traditional movie screens. New planetarium films are introduced every year.
The Stable Yards were built for factory owner Wilhelm von Nottbeck's horses and coachmen. The charming Russian style houses in beautiful garden surroundings have now been restored to their original 1880's appearance.