Kaunas Artists‘ House and the community of V. Putvinskio street continue the year-old tradition that has gathered the citizens of Kaunas and its guests to this historical part of the city – the “Putvinskio Street Day”. This year the event will take place on the last Saturday of this spring – the 26th May.

The core of “Putvinskio Street Day” is the encouragement of neighbourly and communal relationships, inviting the city’s communities for an honest conversation: throughout the entire day of the event, everyone will find a little something for themselves in the programme. The participants of this year’s event will be invited to enjoy a wide range of cultural and educational activities, taking place in a variety of places across the street: its slopes, public gardens, unique buildings and their courtyards, and of course, in the street itself.

The participants will be invited to explore the history of V. Putvinskio street, listen to the stories of its inhabitants and get involved in a rich programme prepared both by the community of the street and the artists, cultural operators and initiatives from the city. A part of this year’s “Putvinskio Street Day” programme was selected through an open call, which collected suggestions from the city’s communities and various other initiatives.

We invite you to join us in further creating the story of this unique street and a new tradition in the city of Kaunas.

The full programme of the event will be announced shortly – please follow the KAH Facebook page and website for further information.

Infocentre
Kaunas Artists’ House terrace (V. Putvinskio str. 56)
12 am – 8 pm “Putvinskio street day” infodesk
12 am – 8 pm KAH Infocentre reading selections
Coffee offered by Caffeine LT
Food provided by “Mokslo kavinė”

Discoveries
V. Putvinskio str. steps (“Juozaičio“, “Saulės“, “Šilelio“, “Pompėjos” steps)
12 am – 5 pm Flea market (the event is presented by Ridikas)

Education
Putvinskio str. 32
12 am – 1pm “Putvinskio street – a mirror of Kaunas’s interwar life and architecture” with Žilvinas Rinkšelis (the event will take place in Lithuanian and is presented by “Kaunas 2022” platform “Modernism for the Future”; registration essential – zilvinas@kaunas2022.eu, the starting point of the tour is revealed after the registration)
2 pm – 4 pm “Kaunas’s most beautiful doors” excursion with Jonas Oškinis (the event will take place in Lithuanian and is presented by “Gražinkime Kauną”; the starting point of the tour is the Kaunas branch of the Lithuanian Bank (Maironio str. 25)
Kaunas Artists’ House inner courtyard (V. Putvinskio str. 56)
12 am – 6 pm The Film Archive: a selection of Lithuanian interwar archive film
Lecture theatre no. 311, Vytautas Magnus University multipurpose building (V. Putvinskio str. 23)
12.30 am – 1.30 pm Prof. Liudas Mažylis family stories (the event will take place in Lithuanian and is presented by Vytautas Magnus University)
Putvinskio str. steps (“Juozaičio“, “Saulės“, “Šilelio“, “Pompėjos” steps)
1 pm – 6 pm Chess lessons, giant outdoor chess set (the event is presented by the Lithuanian Chess School)
Lecture theatre no. 310, Vytautas Magnus University multipurpose building (V. Putvinskio str. 23)
2 pm – 3.30 pm Prof. Gintautas Mažeikis’s talk on satanism in V. Putvinskio street (the event will take place in Lithuanian and is presented by Vytautas Magnus University)
The sculpture garden of father and son Antinis (next to KAH, V. Putvinskio str. 56)
3 pm – 5 pm Lithuanian sign language lessons (the event is presented by Kaunas Deaf Rehabilitation Centre)
Antanas Žmuidzinavičius Creations and Collections Museum (Devils’ Museum, V. Putvinskio str. 64)
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm A tour of A. Žmuidzinavičius Creations and Collections Museum (Devils’ Museum, the event will take place in Lithuanian)
Putvinskio str.
5 pm – 6 pm A tour of V. Putvinskio str. with dr. Mindaugas Balkus (the event will take place in Lithuanian and is presented by Vytautas Magnus University; the starting point of the excursion is the so-called “Liūto” (Lion) steps at the intersection of V. Putvinskio and Gedimino str.)

Staying active
K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum outside courtyard (V. Putvinskio str. 55)
12 am – 1pm Tai Chi (the event is presented by Vytautas Magnus University)
1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Acro yoga (the event is presented by Acro Kaunas)
2.30 pm – 7 pm Kite flying
3 pm – 4.30 pm Capoeira (the event is presented by Capoeira Kaunas)

Creative workshops
K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum inside courtyard (V. Putvinskio str. 55)
12 am – 1 pm Kaunas Mikas Petrauskas music school music workshop
2 pm – 6 pm Kite making workshops
3 pm 5 pm “The Little House of Improvement” workshops
Antanas Žmuidzinavičius Creations and Collections Museum (Devils’ Museum) inner garden (V. Putvinskio str. 64)
2 pm – 5 pm “Memory board” workshop
2 pm – 5 pm “Beauty is ageless” workshop
5 pm – 8 pm Evening drawing session

Exhibitions
Ožeškienės str. 34
12 am – 7 pm “There is enough space”: a one day exhibition
Vytautas Magnus University multipurpose building (V. Putvinskio str. 23)
12 am – 7 pm “The prefectures of Japan”: an exhibition of postage stamps (the event is presented by Vytautas Magnus University)

Concerts
K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum outside courtyard (V. Putvinskio str. 55)
1 pm – 3pm “The Sound of Momentum”: “Unit5” and “MP Origins”
6 pm – 7 pm Arvydas Joffė Jazz Quartet “2+2“
8 pm – 9 pm “Parranda Polar”

Performing arts
Putvinskis str. steps (“Juozaičio“, “Saulės“, “Šilelio“, “Pompėjos” steps)
3 pm – 6pm Slam poetry #10 (the event will take place in Lithuanian)
Emmanuel Levinas square (next to Žaliakalnis Funicular Railway)
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm “The Clam” performance
5 pm – 6.30 pm #BLUE: a collaborative performance in a public space (curated by Daina Pupkevičiūtė, with the participation of Ąžuolas Aukštuolis, Greta Bernotaitė, Inga Galinytė, Inga Sanakojevaitė, Ingrida Ce, Justė Buslavičiūtė, Vaida Tamoševičiūtė)
7 pm – 8 pm “Private session: wish you were somewhere else” dance performance
K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum  (V. Putvinskio str. 55)
4 pm – 5 pm Shadow play (this event is presented by M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum)
Kaunas Artists’ House inner courtyard (V. Putvinskio str. 56)
6 pm – 8 pm – “Vegan on Acid”: a communal, somatic performance and waffle-making ritual
Antanas Žmuidzinavičius Creations and Collections Museum (Devils’ Museum) inner garden (V. Putvinskio str. 64)
6.30 pm – 7.30 pm “Tolstoyevsky”: the launch of the newest installment of “The Happy Hypocrite”, an experimental writing journal (this event is presented by Six Chairs Books, the art and theory bookshop)