Art Lending

Support your local artist – lend unique art

The Helsinki Artists’ Association Art Lending services lends art by professional visual artists based in Helsinki both for private and business customers. The versatile and continuously increasing selection of over 11 000 works of art from the members of the Helsinki Artists’ Association includes paintings, graphic art, photography, sculptures, and more.

View our selection of local art!

Find your favourites from a diverse selection of over 11 000 works of art


Art can be acquired from the Art Lending services either with a single payment or with a monthly rent. The rent is determined by the selling price of the work, and the first instalment is paid when renting the work. Once the full price of the piece has been paid, the ownership of the work is transferred from the artist to the purchaser. The work can be returned to the Art Lending services at any time.

The diverse selection of the Art Lending services can be browsed online at Works can be browsed using different search criteria, such as the artist’s surname, the piece’s colour, size, or theme etc.

Additionally, the Art Lending services have a broad selection of pieces stored by the artists that the customers can order to be viewed at the Art Lending services.

As for large pieces, visits at the artists’ studios or warehouses are arranged. The diverse selection and ease of conduct encourage our customers to explore different types of art and make surprising and bold choices.

The Helsinki Artists’ Association Art Lending services were founded in 1995 in co-operation with the Helsinki City Library. The Art Lending services operate on the ground floor of the architectorally stunning Rikhardinkatu Library and in close collaboration with the Library personnel organising e.g. joint exhibitions and events. The two gallery spaces operating at the premises of the Library and the Art Lending services, Gallery Rikhard and Gallery Arthur, present exhibitions of HAA members with a monthly rotation.

Contact information

t. +358 50 470 5298


Rikhardinkatu 3, 00130 Helsinki

Opening hours

Tue–Fri 12–6pm
Sat–Sun 12–4pm
Mondays closed

Exceptional opening hours 2022–2023

– All Saints’ Day, weekend 5–6 November closed
– Father’s Day, Sunday 13 November closed
– Finnish Independence Day 6 December closed
– Christmas 24–26 December closed
– New Year 31 December–1 January closed
– Epiphany 6 January closed