The best art galleries in Stockholm
Updated 14 Oct 2020
Fancy seeing an art show this weekend but no idea where to go? Well look no further, Stockholm boasts an abundance of art galleries and exhibitions showcasing both Swedish and international talents, contemporary artists and established pioneers. Stockholm's cultural art scene is thriving with a little something for everyone. The offering includes traditional paintings, photography, installations, performance art and graffiti. Looking at great art needn't cost the same as buying great art. We've put together a comprehensive guide to the best art galleries in Stockholm to help you really zone in on the city's cultural core.
Galleri StockholmMäster Samuelsgatan 60, Norrmalm/City
Unique artworks by Swedish artists
Galleri Stockholm in the city centre sells artworks from some of Sweden's best-known artists. They exhibit some 240 framed artworks, ready to take home and hang on your wall. You'll find many unusual, unexpected paintings on the more than 170 metres of wall space.
Wetterling GalleryKungsträdgården 3, Norrmalm/City
Wetterling Gallery has been catering to art-lovers since 1978 and is one of Scandinavia's most prominent galleries. During recent years, more Swedish talent has been showcased - both up-and-coming and established artists. The gallery focuses upon paintings, photography and sculptures.
ArtipelagArtipelagstigen 1, The Archipelago/Värmdö
Artipelag is a popular contemporary art destination beautifully located by the sea. The venue boasts art gallery, boutique and restaurant as well as conference facilities. Botanise among the transitional art collections and pop into the Artipelag Gallery if you feel like taking a piece with you home.
Andréhn-SchiptjenkoLinnégatan 31, Östermalm
A contemporary art pioneer
Since the 1990's founders Cilene Andréhn and Marina Schiptjenk have enhanced Stockholm's art scene, introducing several major players. Famous artists have had their big break-through here, and the gallery's exhibitions attract a wide audience.
Galerie ForsblomKarlavägen 9, Östermalm
The largest in the city
With galleries in both Stockholm and Helsingfors, Galerie Forsblom is one of the leading international contemporary art galleries in the Nordic countries. Painting and sculpture are the two main art forms they represent. Galerie Forsblom opened on Karlavägen in 2016, when they combined with Lars Bohman Gallery.
Gallery Steinsland BerlinerBondegatan 70, Södermalm
This gallery prides itself with a carefully curated collection of street art, exhibiting the works of New York artist Neck Face and Dash Snow (curated by Leo Fitzpatrick from the movie Kids) for example. Steinsland Berliner appeals to a younger audience eager to view performance art as well as paintings.
Galleri Andersson/SandströmHudiksvallsgatan 6, Vasastan
International big shot
With 500 square meters at its disposal, next to a courtyard in Vasastan's gallery district, Andersson/Sandström exhibits an exciting assortment of contemporary international artists, both famous and unknown. Louise Bourgeois is just one of the many creatives to have showcased their work there.
Young ArtKarlavägen 5, Östermalm
Potentially affordable creativity
For art buffs unable to purchase the object of their desires in traditional galleries, Young Art is answer. With emphasis on young artists - no surprises there - everything from interior details, to stationary and book covers are sold.
Galleri FlachJakobsgatan 27 C, Norrmalm/City
A creative bridge been the North and Africa
Galleri Flach is also located in Vasastan’s gallery district. Contemporary artists are highlighted with a wide scope of art forms. Flach differentiates itself from its peers though its partnerships, introducing talented artists from Africa.
Galerie NordenhakeHudiksvallsgatan 8, Vasastan
Famous art collector
Galerie Nordenhake has been around since the 70's and has amassed quite a reputation for itself. Since the 90's they also have a branch in Berlin. The gallery exhibits popular international and domestic artists and participates in all major art fairs.
ID:I GalleriTjärhovsgatan 19, Södermalm
Run by artists
This gallery on Södermalm is run by the artists themselves and it reflects their individual visions. The members take turns exhibiting but they also invite guest artists and curators to show their work.
YellowKornerRegeringsgatan 48 (Mood), Norrmalm/City
Budget-friendly photo art
The boutique inside MOOD Stockholm is a dream come true for art buffs that want their walls covered with the works of famous photographers but can't afford one-of-a-kind pieces. Larger volume = lower prices. The offering ranges from nature to fashion and is available in numerous different formats.
Extra: Affordable Art Fair
Scandinavia's largest art fair
Affordable Art Fair is welcome addition to Stockholm's art scene. Both Swedish and international galleries are present, showcasing talent from up-and-coming as well as famous artists. The price ranges from 500 - 50 000 SEK per piece. Graffiti extraordinaire Banksy has been among the exhibited artists.