Vilnius Gallery Weekend (VGW) is an annual art festival, organised since 2016, that unites various art spaces in Vilnius and invites the public to embark on a journey of art experience. This year the event, which is being held for the eighth time, will present to the public a broad panorama of the capital’s contemporary art. To celebrate the 700th anniversary of Vilnius, it was decided to look at the capital’s art field from the perspective of the golden ages.
Vilnius Gallery Weekend is initiated by VšĮ Galerijų Savaitgalis together with the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association, with an aim of introducing the public to art spaces operating in the city, introducing new initiatives and developing a long-term habit of visiting galleries. Every year Vilnius Gallery Weekend symbolically marks the beginning of a new exhibition season. Over the past 8 years, the list of participants has expanded significantly, so even regular visitors to the event can be sure to discover something new every year – would it be a previously viewed gallery, or an artist who has recently started a creative path, or intriguing talks by professionals in their fields.