Exhibition of Straw Gardens "Laiškas Lietuvai"
Updated: Apr 27
As the restrictions on quarantine ease, we can already invite you to the exhibition of straw gardens “Laiškas Lietuvai” (Eng. “Letter to Lithuania”) organized to commemorate national holidays.
The exhibition, which was opened at the Vilnius Garrison Officers' Club (Lit. Vilniaus įgulos karininkų ramovė), features 20 gardens made by 17 authors from Vilnius. All binders are different in their experience and age; the youngest of them is nine-year-old Roberta, who is exhibiting her work for the first time.
Men also show their work in the exhibition. Two of them are the authors of record straw gardens: in 2016, the garden made by Raimundas Rotkevičius was recognized as the largest straw garden in the world and registered in the Guinness Book of Records. In 2018 Arvydas Baranauskas "grew up" the largest straw garden in Lithuania, which was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Lithuania, therefore he decorated it with a hundred birds.
With this exhibition, Vilnius Ethnic Culture Center aims to search for, show, and encourage more people to create straw gardens. After all, in the recent past, straw gardens were made for Christmas, Easter, while expecting a baby or as a gift for a wedding.
The exposition can be visited every day from 9 a. m. to 8 p. m. When visiting the Vilnius Garrison Officers' Club, safety requirements are observed: visitors who come here are asked to register, and up to 8 people are admitted to the exhibition at the same time.
The exhibition "Laiškas Lietuvai" will run until May 10, 2021.