The park of sculptures

The biggest attraction of our lakefront is the open-air gallery of sculptures presented to Petrozavodsk by its sister cities.

All the sculptures are off-beat, and often avant-garde in form, rendering the theme of friendship between the people of Petrozavodsk and its sister cities, friendship between nations.

The authors of all the sculptures took part in their manufacturing and installation on the site. They also came to attend the official unveiling ceremony held on the Petrozavodsk City Day – annual celebrations that take place on the last Saturday of June. The sculptures were made using local materials (stone, wood) in the plants and workshops of Petrozavodsk.

Eight sculptures from the sister cities of Petrozavodsk now embellish the Lake Onega waterfront.

Collection started in 1991, with the American city of Duluth presenting the first modern sculpture - the Fishermen, which gave start to a good tradition of exchanging sculptures between the sister-cities.

Today Onega lakepark is the most beloved place of citizen's leisure-time walks, as well as a space, perfecrtly fit for open-air activities, includng big city events and the City Day.

City

Date

The name of sculpture and the sculptor

Duluth

1991

"Fishermen" Raphael Konsuegra

Tuebingen

1994

"Tuebingen panno" Bernhard Vogelmann & Curt Geiselhart

Umeе

1996

"Dreams' Tree" Kent Andersen

Varkaus

1997

"Wave of Friendship" Anna Kettunen

La-Rochelle

1999

"Sleeping Beauty" Jean-Pierre Dussaillant

Neubrandenburg

2000

"Under the Same Stars" Reiner Kessel

Mo i Rana

2001

"Meeting Point" Ingun Dahlin & Bentie Stremsnes Kheyen

Joensuu

2003

"The Unity" Teppo Laurinolli 

Riga 2010 "Money Bag"  Aivars Kerlins