We are the Association of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council overseeing 7 culture organizations:
Concert Organization AVE SOL
Culture Center IĻĢUCIEMS
Culture and Recreational Center IMANTA
Riga Porcelain Museum
Aleksandrs Caks Memorial Museum
Riga Art Nouveau Museum
Exhibition Hall “Riga Art Space”
We organize large scale events in Riga enriching the culture life of the inhabitants and the guests of the city. We preserve the historical heritage of the city's three most outstanding architectural monuments, ensuring their development and making them accessible to the general public. In the meantime the monuments are platforms for ongoing cultural activities and a home for amateur groups.
Come and visit the architectural pearl - the Concert Hall AVE SOL famous for its acoustical sound, the home for the legendary Riga Chamber Choir AVE SOL. The building was built from 1780-1785 as a St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church. It is considered to be one of the best representations of the classicism style in Riga. The church is located in the former territory of the city's citadel (military part of the city) built in the middle of the 17th century.
Riga Citadel Russian St Peter and Pavel Church, 1790
Latvian Academic Library, Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts, J.C. Brotze.
Sammlung verschiedner Liefländischen dokumente. Bd. 4, 163.
The Association oversees three museums. Therefore, a great part of our daily activities is devoted to researching, promoting, and preserving the historical heritage of Riga museums.
You are welcome to visit the museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre” imagining the everyday life of a Riga inhabitant in the beginning of the 20th century. The museum building at Alberta street 12 was constructed in 1903 as a private house of architect Konstantins Peksens. The museum depicts the authentic interior of 1903. It offers monthly social events, educational tours and lectures, as well as new exhibits.
Visiting the Riga Porcelain Museum you will find the broadest collection of manufactured porcelain in Riga. The collection offers porcelain from the Sidor Kuznetsov's factory founded in 1841, production of faience crockery, production from Jacob Jessen's porcelain factory founded in 1886, as well as porcelain from the Riga porcelain factory. The museum offers monthly porcelain exhibits. At the weekends visitors are welcome to participate in the workshops of porcelain making and painting.
Aleksandrs Caks Memorial Museum is the last residence of the outstanding poet Aleksandrs Caks. He resided in the apartment from 1937 up until his death in 1950. A museum visitor is surrounded by the authenticity of the time. It is a place where the world known writer, the founder of the modern Latvian poetry, lived and wrote about the city, feelings, senses, and women. The museum regularly offers poetry reading and various music events.
Riga Art Space is a unique art scene in the very heart of Riga under the City Hall Square – a venue for the recent and modern art, beauty, surprise, reflection, music and learning both locally and internationally.
The culture life of inhabitants of Pardaugava district is enriched by the culture centers IĻĢUCIEMS and IMANTA.
Our culture centers offer a wide variety of activities. If you are interested in singing, dancing or in acquiring craft skills, you are welcome to participate in our amateur groups. Please find more information about the culture events and amateur groups on the home pages of the particular culture centers.
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The Association of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council is a subject to the Riga City Council Culture Department, and it is financed by the Riga City.