The modern center of Riga is the right environment for important events of art, culture and entertainment. In the future, the Skanste neighborhood will become home to the Museum of Contemporary Art and to a state-of-the-art conference and concert center, which we are so eagerly awaiting here in Riga. Yet even now, large-scale cultural and entertainment events are a regular occurrence in Skanste: the concerts, exhibitions and shows that are taking place here attract thousands of visitors.

In August 2015, the most popular band in Latvia, Prāta Vētra, concluded its tour in the territory of New Hanza with a performance attended by a record audience (45,000).

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Arena Riga is the largest multifunctional events center in Latvia and one of the most significant buildings of this type in the Baltics. In Arena Riga, large-scale sports, music, cultural and entertainment events take place.
kim? Contemporary Art Centre was founded in 2009. The name of kim? is no less than an abbreviation of an insistent question “what is art?" (“kas ir māksla?” in Latvian). Our organization is offering a certain range of activities such as exhibitions, lectures, discussions, a library, publications and other events related to recent art, theory and social issues introduced by means of local and international corpus of ideas, beliefs and individuals.
The permanent exhibition serves as an introduction to the history of Latvian firefighting from mid-19th century to the present day. Here it is possible to view firefighters' uniforms, awards and other accessories as well as try one's hand at putting out a fire and learn interesting facts about the history of firefighting in Latvia and the everyday routines of firefighters.
The warehouse of the former Riga cargo railway station is planned to be transformed into a multifunctional cultural center with the potential use as a concert hall for an audience of 1000-plus, an art gallery and exhibition space or a venue for corporate events.
By November 18, 2021, Latvia will finally have its own museum of contemporary art, which will be located in the modern center of the capital, the Skanste neighborhood. The construction of the Museum of Contemporary Art will be privately funded and overseen by the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture.
The construction site is to be located on Skanstes Street, next to DNB bank headquarters, and this modern complex will incorporate three buildings: a house of music, conference center and hotel.
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