Przy rzece stoi mężczyzna. Napis: Festiwal Sztuki Nad Rzeką. Nowy Festiwal Sztuki w Lublinie.

The newest addition to our lineup of popular festivals, including Night of Culture, East of Culture – Different Sounds, Carnaval Sztukmistrzów, and Re:tradition – The Jagiellonian Fair Festival, is the Riverview Arts Festival, set to take place from June to October 2024. For this event, we have chosen a new location along the banks of the Bystrzyca river, which runs through the heart of the city and is conveniently close to the Old Town. During the summer months, walking through this green area of the city will be enhanced by the addition of installations created by talented artists.


The festival will showcase contemporary art installations against a natural backdrop in an open-air setting. The creators of these installations will use a wide range of artistic techniques and materials. Exclusively crafted for this event, the artworks will interact with their surroundings, offering a critical perspective on the environment and present social issues.

Artists from Poland working in various media will participate in the Festival. They will create site-specific objects, installations, and other works specifically designed for the Festival, working individually or in artistic collectives. We will gradually unveil their names on our website and encourage you to take a look at the art they have created. The Festival will take place along the Bystrzyca river, between the two historic Marian Lutosławski bridges in Lublin. It’s the perfect event for those seeking inspiration and a chance to immerse themselves in culture and nature at their leisure, accompanied by the soothing sounds of the river in a casual and laid-back setting.

The Riverview Arts Festival aims to present new art trends in city environments, fostering a sense of cultural community, and prompting questions about our role in a rapidly changing world. It aims to combine high artistic quality with experimental art, prioritise environmental awareness, and promote a direct connection with nature.

The festival draws its inspiration from our two other, related projects: the large-scale Night of Culture and Biopolis – Nature of the City, a niche project focused on contemporary art. Our latest project combines our vast experience in planning large-scale cultural events with our curatorial expertise in showcasing contemporary art.

The event will commence with a guided tour on June 1st, 2024 at 7:00 pm on the Marian Lutosławski Bridge (also known as the Bridge of Culture) in Lublin. The installations will be available for viewing until October 2024. Attendees have the option to explore independently or join guided tours, which will be regularly provided by the organisers.

A map of the installations, a list of artists, descriptions of the works, and tour dates will soon be posted at



Opening (including a guided tour)
When: 1 June 2024, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Where: starting at Marian Lutosławski Bridge (Bridge of Culture)
Admission free

The Riverview Arts Festival
When: June – October 2024
Where: Lublin – along the Bystrzyca River between the Marian Lutosławski Bridges
Admission free. Outdoor exhibition.


Translation into Polish Sign Language (PJM).
Audio descriptions of the installations available.
Descriptions and information available in English and Ukrainian.
The soothing sound of the Bystrzyca river
The walk lasts between 1 to 1.5 hours.
Read about accessibility and contact us:
Individual needs related to participation in events organised by the Cultural Workshops: fill out the form

The project has received financial support from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage through the Culture Promotion Fund – a state–targeted fund.

The project is part of Lublin’s efforts to become the European Capital of Culture in 2029.