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The Art Dock

Naujoji uosto g. 3, LT-92120 Klaipėda, Lithuania

+370 685 60050

The set up of a creative community in “Švyturio menų dokas” (“Art Dock”) was inspirited by several interventional sources. First of all, due to the economic recession the private real estate administrators of non- used harbor territory which is rented from the state as a long term condition could offer part of the space to "Švyturys“ beer company for the implementation of marketing and social projects under attractive conditions.  “Švyturys” is a famous Lithuanian beer brand name and means „Lighthouse”. This company has invested some initial amount for the renovation of a former ship repair company hangar which at the moment is used as a space for cultural events (named as “Art Dock”). At the same time most of the non-used harbor territory (“Memel city”) and derelict industrial houses were offered to the creative & cultural industries and artists under the symbolic short term (3 years) building rent price conditions. The total area of the two activities consist of approximately 6 ha.

Nevertheless, the major role in building “Art Dock” and “Memel city” creative communities is taken by the representatives of the cultural industries themselves.

The new cultural space “Švyturio menų dokas” (“Art Dock”) is an open public and democratic place in Klaipeda for all possible cultural activities: music, theatre, cinema, dance, fashion, various kinds of festivals and conferences, educational lectures and interdisciplinary projects.

CCI events

Designers' Open Leipzig 2013

25. - 27. October 2013: Design Festival Leipzig | DESIGNERS´ OPEN - one of the leading German design festivals.

InNova Camp Festival

27-28 September, InNova Camp festival will be organized in Klaipeda by KEDA.


30. August - 01. September 2013 - IBUg Festival for Urban Culture in Germany: a lab for international urban artists and a way of life!

in fashion munich

in fashion munich - trade fair for fashion and accessories on 11th and 12th August 2013 in Munich, Germany

Network partners

Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument)