The artist town Drøbak

During the last 200 years, many famous artists have moved in and called Drøbak their home.
And it is perhaps not so strange with our location, views, our climate and the proximity to Oslo.

During the last 200 years, many famous artists have moved in and called Drøbak their home.
And it is perhaps not so strange with our location, views, our climate and the proximity to Oslo. Drøbak and the artists are still mutually dependent on each other. The city would have been poor without it, and to a certain extent the artists would have been too. A walk around Drøbak takes you from one art gallery to the next, more than ten in number. Here are some of them:

Drøbak Artist Forum
The Association of Professional Performers brings together members who produce film, literature, music, performing arts and visual arts. Feel free to visit the gallery in Niels Carlsensgate 2 and / or concert series such as Guitars by the Fjord, the Backyard Festival and various events at Smia kulturhus. See drobakkunstnerforum.no for an overview of current events and other information.

Gallery Vera
The house in the apple orchard, about 1200 meters south of Drøbak square, presents a wide range of quality art.

Gallery Finsrud on Torkil seen from the sea
Torkildstranda - with many fine rocks.


Gallery Finsrud

The multi-artist Reidar Finsrud has Finsrud City at Bilitt in Frogn and a gallery at Torkildstranda, just south of Drøbak center. Visual art, sculptures and an advanced eternity machine are some of the things the artist has to show.

Oslofjorden Kunstsenter
Current exhibitions with an established and new, talented contemporary artists.

Gallery Havstad
Centrally located gallery w / frame workshop that collaborates with, and represents, many exciting visual artists.

Varmbadet - Drøbak art association
Drøbak's old bath, Varmbadet, is located in Badeparken just north of the city center. The gallery presents various artists and expressions through periodic exhibitions.

Fredrik Stabel & Avistegnernes Hus
The gallery is a combined gallery for satire art and a museum for the legendary Stabel's many gruk and illustrations.

Shoemaker O Pedersen Eftf
The shoemaking profession is also an art, and it is still practiced in Drøbak. Full or semi-sole of fully usable footwear is both profitable and environmentally friendly.

Drøbak still functions as a home for many hard-working artists… and even more life artists.