The Spring Salon 2016

A proud tradition dating from 1921, the 2016 Liljevalchs Spring Salon is unusual in many ways. The entire Salon moves to the city centre and for the first time we can exhibit outdoor art.

Liljevalchs’ famous Spring Salon marks the opening of each new artistic year, presenting an authentic “smorgasbord” of art created by professionals and amateurs, old and young, representing high and low, paintings, embroidery, sculptures.

The Spring Salon is an eagerly-awaited juried exhibition. To be selected or not to be selected, that is the question for both well-established and non-established artistic practitioners. The Spring Salon is also a firm favourite of our visitors. In 2015, the Spring Salon attracted more than 90,000 visitors.

However, the 2016 edition of the Spring Salon is unusual. This year sees the beginning of the renovation and expansion of Liljevalchs. Designed by Gert Wingårdh, the new building will be linked with Carl Bergsten’s pink building in late autumn 2017.

For this reason, we are temporarily relocating the Spring Salon to the city centre. Occupying the two top floors of Stockholm’s new city space, Urban Escape, the art will have 1,800 square metres on two levels and two terraces at its disposal. The entrance is located at Brunkebergstorg, Malmtorgsgatan 8.

This year 114 artists/artist groups have been selected – the youngest is 23 and the oldest 99. Painting is the most popular technique, representing a little more than a third of the 214 works on display.

The 2016 Spring Salon jury comprises a trio of prominent artists all of whom have held exhibitions at Liljevalchs in recent years: Lena Cronqvist, Berit Lindfeldt and Maria Miesenberger. The jury is chaired by Mårten Castenfors, Director of Liljevalchs.

The Spring Salon in the city centre, produced in collaboration with AMF Fastigheter, runs from 12 February to 10 April.

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The Spring Salon 2017

The Liljevalchs Spring Salon is a proud tradition dating from 1921. As the renovation of our building in Djurgården continues, the Spring Salon will stay in the city centre. Opening day is 11 January 2017.


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A proud tradition dating from 1921, the 2016 Liljevalchs Spring Salon is unusual in many ways. The entire Salon moves to the city centre and for the first time we can exhibit outdoor art.

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Liljevalchs Opening Hours

Liljevalchs is closed during the renovation and will open again in the beginning of 2017. 

Getting here

Address for the administration during the renovation:
Nybrokajen 2, Blasieholmen  (behind the National Museum)

Getting here: 
Bus stops Nationalmuseum, Karl XII:s torg or Gustav Adolfs torg are close. Buses 2, 53, 55, 57, 65, 76