Salo Art Museum Roundhouse
Mariankatu 14, 24240 Salo
Tel. +358 (0)2 778 4892

Friends Association

The Friends Association of the Veturitalli Art Museum operates as a support for the art museum. The activities of the association include increasing the museum´s art collection, and supporting the museum´s activities, and deepening knowledge of the visual arts in the Salo area. The association seeks to increase knowledge about local artists in the Salo area and augment artistic activities by organizing a variety of happenings and excursions.

The Friends have made the following acquisitions for the Art Museum´s collections:

  • In 2012, Samuli Heimonen´s painting Flood from 2011 (acrylic and oil on canvas 200 x 230 cm)
  • In 2009, Berndt Lindholm´s seascape Steamship from the 1890s (oil on canvas 75 x 40 cm)
  • In 2007, Ester Helenius´ still life of flowers from 1946 (oil on canvas 65,5 x 54 cm)
  • In 2015, Kari Huhtamo´s Steel relief (120 x 113 cm)

A notable accomplishment was in 2002, when a Yamaha grand piano was purchased for the museum for concerts. The Friends actively organize group activities, including theater excursions, Valentine´s Day lunches, and art auctions. The Friends Association facilitates accessibility of the Art Museum by offering museum buddies to the exhibition guests of the Art Museum. Anyone can share their opinions that come up during the exhibition with these museum buddies.

Member Benefits

Avec invitations to opening ceremonies of Veturitalli exhibitions
Free entrance to Veturitalli exhibitions
Free entrance to member events organized by the Friends Association, such as lectures and talks
Excursions to art exhibitions, art collections, artists´ studios, theaters and concerts
10% discount on items in the store of the Salo Art Museum
News and information about current events in a newsletter


  • Individuals 20 e
  • Couples 30 e
  • Private sponsors 50 e
  • Students 10 e
  • Life membership 180 e
  • Life membership for couples 300 e
  • Communities 200 e

An annual membership card is sent to existing members after the spring meeting. New members can get a membership card from the info desk at the Art Museum by showing a receipt or bank statement. Students must present a student card.

Becoming a member

As a member of the Friends Association of the Veturitalli Salo Art Museum, you are part of an active association with 300 members. If you wish to join, please contact the association´s secretary Marita Laiho by e-mail or by calling her at tel. 0400 769 770.

Contact information


Taru Koskinen tel. 044 2793340


Marita Laiho tel. 0400 769 770

Salon Taidemuseo Veturitallin Ystävät ry, c/o Salon taidemuseo, Mariankatu 14, 24240 Salo