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III International Contest  for Young Singers of Christmas Songs

On 7-11 January 2021, the III International Contest for Young Singers of Christmas Songs took place in Daugavpils. Around 2000 young people from 15 countries competed for the victory: USA, Bulgaria, Belarus, Georgia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Ukraine.


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Overcoming uncertainty at the Rothko Centre – the new season in six exhibitions

On Friday 6 November Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre is launching the new exhibition season with six art projects that can be seen as attempts to overcome the uncertainty of this peculiar time.


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ANNUAL CARD of the Rothko Centre – unlimited access to art, inspiration and discovery throughout the year!

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre launches a new service – an opportunity to purchases an annual admission ticket in the form of ANNUAL CARD. The card can be bought for private use or as a gift to colleagues, family or friends. It gives unlimited access to all permanent and temporary exhibitions available at the centre throughout one calendar year.


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Opening hours of Shmakovka Museum in low season

Starting from October 1, 2020 till April 30, 2021 Shmakovka Museum will be open for visitors 6 days a week.

From October till the end of April opening hours of Shmakovka Museum will be from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm.


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Coming soon: Сlosing exhibition of the “Mark Rothko” symposium

At 4 p.m. on Friday 25 September, the 16th international painting symposium “Mark Rothko” will conclude with the opening of an exhibition by its participants and a public meeting with the artists.


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Department of Culture of Daugavpils

Culture plays an important role in the formation of one’s personality – it enriches the mind and is vital to survival and well-being, gives strength and energy to the day-to-day work and the belief in the future.

One of the most important cultural centres in Latvia is the city of Daugavpils, where every single resident and guest of the city is offered a wide, varied and qualitative range of cultural events with the participation of the artists from local and other municipalities, as well as foreign artists.

Several municipal institutions are working to provide cultural life in the city. The largest of them are: Department of Culture of Daugavpils City Council, Latvian Culture Centre, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils Regional Studies and Art Museum, Russian Culture Centre, Palace of Culture, Belarusian Culture Centre, Polish Culture Centre, Latgale Central Library, etc. Not only residents of the city of Daugavpils, but also tourists and guests attend all the events with great interest.

A number of different cultural events take place in Daugavpils: international festivals, as well as national and local city events, with the participation of residents of the city, cultural and educational institutions, public organizations, cultural societies, and municipal and state organizations. Since 2018 is the year of the Latvia’s Centenary celebrations, a large program of events dedicated to this important national anniversary is offered in Daugavpils.

The city’s artistic amateur collectives, which in total are more than 40, are actively participating in the events.


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