Curated in collaboration with the University of the Arts Helsinki, Flow Festival presents a broad arts and design program with one-off commissions, installations and art pieces around the whole festival area, both indoors and outdoors. Traditionally Flow’s art offering includes the Artist of the Year, who always creates a commissioned piece of art for the festival area. The Visual Artists of the Year 2016 Laura Gustafsson and Terike Haapoja present their work Embrace Your Empathy! as a part of their History of Others project, which looks at our relationship with nature and other animals.

A new exhibition space launched in 2015, Art Laboratory, captures the experimental nature of arts also in 2016 as unexpected art will be seen and experienced more than ever at Flow with a broader focus than in earlier years.