APARAADITEHASE FESTIVAL 2023
Aparaaditehas Festival 2023 will take place on August 25-26.
In its eighth edition, Aparaaditehas Festival brings the best of what the cultural factory has to offer to the visitors. Over the course of nearly ten years, the entire quarter surrounding Aparaaditehas has been revitalized, and the festival area continues to expand. In addition to Aparaaditehas, our neighbors from the TYPA Center, Plantarium, and Ajuokse Avangaar offer exciting festival programs.
On Friday, the Jubilee Gallery Night vol 10 will take place, during which you can explore 20(!) exhibitions both in Aparaaditehas and in the surrounding galleries. Additionally, you can partake in a rich special program titled "Aparaaditehas Open Doors". Several new exhibitions will be opened, and factory tours will be conducted in Estonian, English, and Ukrainian. Numerous pop-up bars will be open, and besides Aparaaditehas' own restaurants, food trucks will also be stationed near the galleries. The legendary end-of-summer hangout of the alternative art group Ajuokse will take place at Ajuokse Avangaar's summer studio, and the night can be continued until morning at the Festival Nightclub located at Klubi Gutenberg.
On Saturday, Kastani Street will be closed to car traffic, and Müürilille Flea Market and Ajuokse Alternative Art Market traders and visitors will occupy the space. Additionally, one can find an Activities Street aimed at a younger audience on Kastani Street, along with food vendors and comfortable seating. Plant enthusiasts should head to Plantarium's garden of plants, where a plant fair will take place, offering the opportunity to revive your green charges at the plant emergency room. Exciting tours on foot and wheels will also take place in and around Aparaaditehas on Saturday, and the day will conclude with a concert by the band HUNT at Plantarium's secret stage.
FRIDAY – August 25
> 18:00-23:00 / GALLERY NIGHT VOL 10 – All galleries and exhibition spaces are open – check the full schedule HERE → LINK
> 18:00-23:00 / Aparaaditehas Open Doors → LINK
> 18:00-23:00 / Ajuokse Avangard End-of-Summer Hangout – spaceman4k, yumi motoma & S-TNT, pole dancer Freyja, public wall for street art experiments, bar, food truck / Ajuokse Avangard → LINK
> 18:00-23:00 / Night Plant Sale, bar, DJ Karoliina Kreintaal / Plantarium → LINK
> 18:00-23:00 / Cosmic Pop-Up Bar and Kuues Planeet silk screen printing / Entrance through door no. 2 on Kastani Street, ground floor
> 18:00-23:00 / Aparaaditehas Rooftop Terrace is open / entrance from Taskupark, door no. 8 → 3.5th floor
> 18:00-23:00 / Pop-Up Bar KINO Alley / Entrance from Kastani Street, between Kastani 42 and 44
> 18:00-20:00 / Workshop – Deep Dance Company Movement Workshop / NB! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Register by August 22 at email@example.com / 10€ / Entrance through door no. 2 on Kastani Street, 3rd floor
> 18:30-20:00 / Realcoach Workshop "Refresh, Restart, Update" / Embrace the new season with an updated version of yourself / NB! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Register by August 24 HERE / Entrance through door no. 2 on Kastani Street, 2nd floor
> 18:30 / Aparaaditehas Tour (in English) / Taskupark / with pre-registration → LINK
> 19:00 / Galleries Tour (in Estonian) / Taskupark / with pre-registration → LINK
> 19:00-21:00 / Workshop – Leather Jewelry Making / Gerda Retter Studio / 45€ / with pre-registration → LINK
> 19:00 / Workshop – Drypoint Etching / TYPA Center
> 19:00 / Residency Artists' Tour at TYPA / TYPA Center
> 19:00 / KINO Landscape Architects' Book Presentation "Inevitable Outdoor Space" and Discussion Evening / Biblioteek → LINK
> 19:30 / Aparaaditehas Studios Tour with Madis Liplap / Taskupark / with pre-registration → LINK
> 20:00 / Artist's Tour (in Ukrainian) / Taskupark / with pre-registration → LINK
> 20:15 / Public Presentation of the Deep Dance Company Movement Workshop / Entrance through door no. 2 on Kastani Street, 3rd floor
> 21:00 / Opening of the GUTFACE (EE) and Anton Hudo (UA) Mural / Ajuokse Avangard → LINK
> 22:00 / Liis Ring "Still Life" Album Release Concert / Ajuokse Avangaar → LINK
> 23:00-03:00 / Festival Nightclub: Gutenberg’s NIGHT / 5€ / Klubi Gutenberg → LINK
Throughout the evening, Peninuki courtyard bar is open at Taskupark, with Psühhodisko DJs providing great music, and in addition to Aparaaditehas' restaurants, Tänavakokad food truck offers delicious options. At Ajuokse Avangaar, Anderson's Brewery runs the bar, Retro Foodtruck serves food, and Köömen takes care of the food at Plantarium.
SATURDAY – AUGUST 26
> 12:00-16:00 / TYPA Workshops / TYPA Center
> 12:00-17:00 / Müürilille Flea Market / Kastani Street → LINK
> 12:00-17:00 / Plantarium Plant Fair / Plantarium → LINK
> 12:00-17:00 / Repair Cellar Flea Market / Repair Cellar → LINK
> 12:00-17:00 / Activities Street / Kastani Street
> 12:00-17:00 / Peninuki Sidewalk Bar / Kastani Street
> 12:00-17:00 / Pop-Up Bar KINO Alley / Entrance from Kastani Street, between Kastani 42 and 44
> 12:00-20:00 / Plant Printing Workshops and Plant Emergency, DJ Majavamm / Plantarium
> 12:30-16:00 / V.A.T Crew Open Doors / Kastani 64 → LINK
> 14:00 / Cat Tour in the Footsteps of Gutenberg (in Estonian) / Pre-registration required / 5€ / Taskupark → LINK
> 15:00 / Opium Flirt New Album Listening Session / Biit Me Record Store
> 16:00 / Street Art Tour in Aparaaditehas and its Surroundings / Pre-registration required / 5€ / Taskupark → LINK
> 16:30 / V.A.T Crew Dance Workshop for Children / Kastani 64 → LINK
> 18:00 / Tartu Bicycle Association's Herbal Bike Tour to Aparaaditehas Festival / Town Hall Square → LINK
> 19:00 / Tour of the Surroundings and History of Aparaaditehas with Jaanus Kaasik / Pre-registration required / 5€ / Taskupark → LINK
> 20:00 / HUNT LIVE / Plantarium → LINK
Frotee DJs will be selecting music at the street market.
Organizers reserve the right to make changes to the schedule!
Starts at: 25. 08. 23 - 26. 08. 23
Time: 11:00 - 18:00