Kai Art Center

Kai Art Center, opened in September 2019, is the cultural heart of the seaside Noblessner harbor complex – a fascinating melange of regional history, period-tinged architecture, and modern art and culture. In a century-old former secret submarine plant, visitors encounter captivating and thought-provoking exhibitions, art, and cinema, a joint office for cultural organizations, two restaurants, a pastry shop, a cocktail bar, and a contemporary art gallery as well as various venues for hosting events both in Kai’s interior spaces and outdoor sea view areas.


Kai aims to create a cultural quarter that brings the contemporary art experience even closer to the public. Bringing together artists, art and culture professionals, guests, and aficionados, it places emphasis on the importance of promoting Estonian contemporary art both at home and abroad. Kai creates ways to expand Estonian artists’ horizons by providing working and exhibition space, organizing educational activities, and through international artist-in-residence programs. Just as the name Kai means “dock” in Estonian, the center is both a point of departure and the final destination for many a journey.


Kai Art Center’s address is Peetri 12, Tallinn, Estonia. You can find more info on the center here.


Kai Art Center has been designed by KAOS Architects. The center was built by 1Partner and the building was funded by Enterprise Estonia (European Regional Development Fund), BLRT Group and Lindermann, Birnbaum & Kasela.