Kai Art Center is the cultural heart of the seaside Noblessner harbor complex – a fascinating melange of regional history, period-tinged architecture, and modern art and culture. In a century-old former secret submarine plant, visitors encounter captivating and thought-provoking exhibitions, art, and cinema, a joint office for cultural organizations, two restaurants, a pastry shop, and a cocktail bar, as well as various venues for hosting events both in Kai’s interior spaces and outdoor sea view areas.
Kai aims to create a cultural quarter that brings the contemporary art experience even closer to the public. Bringing together artists, art and culture professionals, guests, and aficionados, it places emphasis on the importance of promoting Estonian contemporary art both at home and abroad. Kai creates ways to expand Estonian artists’ horizons by providing working and exhibition space, and through international artist-in-residence programs. Just as the name Kai means “dock” in Estonian, the center is both a point of departure and the final destination for many a journey.
Kai Art Center was founded by the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC), a nonprofit contemporary art organization that supports contemporary Estonian art and helps to make it more internationally visible. In cooperation with Civitta, ECADC is the initiator of the Estonian art market index, and a founding member of the philanthropic organization Outset Estonia.
Kai Art Center
Peetri 12, Noblessner
Tallinn 10415, Estonia