sommer.frische.kunst in Bad Gastein - 22. July to 4. September 2022

Art is as much a part of Bad Gastein as the imposing mountains and magnificent Belle Époque buildings.

Hardly any wonder that such an exceptional art and cultural festival has established itself right here, in the form of sommer.frische.kunst Bad Gastein has always held an extraordinary fascination for artists and art lovers.

Whether the brilliant Liza Minnelli, Berlin artist Friedrich Liechtenstein or German actress Nora Tschirner with her band “Prag”: they have all allowed themselves to be inspired by the unique magic of this place. The “Monte Carlo of the Alps”, as Bad Gastein is affectionately nicknamed, certainly has that “special something”. And is now, as ever, a creative melting pot for artists from around the world.


This art festival in Gastein is focused on three major theme areas. At the Academy, renowned artists grant us insights into their work and open up whole new perspectives for participants. The opportunity to gather valuable artistic experiences stands at the forefront for members of the annual group of Artists in Residence. Art also needs its own space, a room to call its own. That said, three locations serve as a gallery for exhibitions and installations.

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sommer.frische.kunst. 2022 program

Friday, July 29 - Art Walk

  • 19.00 - Guided art walk on the Kaiser Wilhelm Promenade

Saturday, July 30

  • 11.00 a.m. - Gallery Brunch at the Kraftwerk
  • 8.00 p.m. - Open Air Concert-Performance by Philip Hochmair - Schiller Balladen Rave at Hotel Regina
  • 12.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. - Video installation at Straubingerplatz by Stefanie Sixt & Markus Mehr initiated by BWM Architekten & Peter Weisz

Sunday, July 31

  • 12.00 - 19.00 - Video installation at Straubingerplatz by Stefanie Sixt & Markus Mehr initiated by BWM Architekten & Peter Weisz

Friday, August 5

  • 19.00 - Opening Exhibition Group Show Masterclasses by Jorinde Voigt, Anselm Reyle and Christian Schwarzwald
  • 20.00 - After Party at the Kraftwerk

Saturday, August 6

  • Exhibitions Barbara Probst, Ulrike Theusner, Xenia Lesniewski, Kazunori Kura
  • 11.00 - Opening Olaf Holzapfel in Sportgastein
  • 12.00 - 19.00 - Video installation at Straubingerplatz by Stefanie Sixt & Markus Mehr initiated by BWM Architekten & Peter Weisz
  • 18.00 - Symposium "Mountains full of art" at Hotel Miramonte
  • 20.30 - Art & Design Dinner supported by H.O.M.E. and Victor Foxtrot (invitation only)

Sunday, August 7

  • Exhibitions Barbara Probst, Ulrike Theusner, Xenia Lesniewski, Kazunori Kura
  • 12.00 - 19.00 - Video installation at Straubingerplatz by Stefanie Sixt & Markus Mehr initiated by BWM Architekten & Peter Weisz