The smallest gallery in the city which holds the most various exhibitions and keeps the most unusual souvenirs in its hidden back part. A place where you will always find the same nice lady waiting for her visitors. A gallery which was founded because one person could not live without art. This is the story of the Mini Art Gallery.
Mini Art Gallery can be found in a small street right next to the Slovak National Theater, a few meters away from the Hviezdoslav’s square.
It has a big glass window on the street side through which you can see the interior. The main entrance is by its right side. Don’t do the same mistake like we did when trying to open the red door on the left :D
WHAT TO SEE IN THE MINI ART GALLERY?
Mini Art gallery displays works of young talents which are up to 35 years, students or graduates from art schools. This is also where its name comes from :) It operates only since the beginning of 2014 so at the moment focuses solely on Slovak authors.
All the works that are exposed here can be purchased when the exhibition is over – each exhibition lasts about 3 weeks.
There are many genres displays here, from jewels, portraits, ceramics and paintings to healing stones. It always depends on the author.
In the back of the gallery, there is a small room looking like a pantry, where you can find the most various items/souvenirs.
There is also a nice story behind opening this gallery. Its owner, Mrs Julia, founded a civil association for children many years ago, to which her son belonged, too. Annually they used to issue a calendar with photograhpies and stories of children from the whole Slovakia that volunteered to contribute. When her son grew up to the stage he started to have other hobbies, and the association was slowly falling apart, she still felt the need of being around something cultural and artistic. That’s why she opened this small gallery.
The Mini Art gallery is literally „mini“ – it is the smallest gallery in the city. Basically it is just one room. Despite this fact, it has some special charm. Maybe we felt it because of the kindness and honesty with which Mrs Julia was talking to us, maybe it’s something different. Go there and find out yourself :)
Author: Maria Kecsoova