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Galerie svatého Havla

The Gallery of St. Havel was founded in 2017 by the parish community of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren with the intent to create an independent cultural space and to expand the local cultural production in a city which is otherwise dominated by the automobile industry.

The program dramaturgy is mostly done through the volunteer work of local priest Jonatan Hudec, academic painter Martin Herold and promoter Jiří Dalecký, whose efforts are aided by many other volunteers. The gallery’s program opens up space for the meeting of people from various social classes. The community also organizes the multi-genre festival Havloděj, a fair-trade market, lectures focused on contemporary social themes, as well as film screenings of the Mental Power festival.