Arthotel Tornedalen is a part of my vision to build Konsthall Tornedalen and to create a Centre for arts and design in Tornedalen. 

The core of my concept is to create an attractive place in Tornedalen and raise the status of our unique multicultural border life. The goal is to lead people to discover the values that art and nature brings. 

The idea is to spread knowledge about Tornedalen and get visitors to come and explore the region and its unique mix of Swedish-Finnish-Sami culture. 

I returned to my childhood village after 40 years and it’s through my experience from the art world and the love of my home region that the idea to create a Centre for arts and design developed. 

The driving force is the belief that culture gives our lives meaning and brings people together. With culture we unite and develop the world with peace and understanding.

Tornedalen will host a global Centre for arts and design and will become a meeting place for people to gather from all over the world. Tornedalen deserves a place on the map.

Welcome to share my vision

Gunhild Stensmyr, 

Cultural entrepreneur 

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