Korundi is a mineral, which is commonly found when panning for gold in Lapland. Korundi is also known by the name Lapland’s star. The same group of gemstones as korundi are for example rubies and sapphires.
Rovaniemi art museum was founded in 1986 when Jenny and Antti Wihuri’s fund donated their art collection to the city of Rovaniemi. Their collection of 500 art pieces has since then only extended, and nowadays there are over 1500 art pieces in addition to the original artwork. The art is from different time periods and done with multiple different techniques. You can check the current exhibitions in the museum here. Exhibitions are open from Tuesday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm, and on the weekends from 11 am to 4 pm. The art museum can be entered free of charge with the Finnish museum card. Otherwise, the entry fee is 10/8/6€.
Founded in 1972, the Chamber orchestra of Lapland (alias Rovaniemi city orchestra), is the northernmost professional orchestra in the EU area. Orchestra has performed around Finland and also some places around the world. In addition to regular concerts, it’s possible to hear them play in the open dress rehearsals. In addition to classical music the Chamber orchestra of Lapland also gladly plays other genres, such as jazz and world music. The artistic leader of the orchestra is John Storgårds.
In the same building with culture house Korundi there is also Korundi Kitchen & Café, which is both a lunch restaurant and a cosy art café. Lunch buffet is open on weekdays from 11am to 2pm. The art café is open on Mondays from 11am to 2pm and from Tuesday to Friday from 11 am to 4pm.
Korundi Shop sells local designs and art. From the shop it’s also possible to buy gift cards to exhibitions in Korundi and to several concerts.