Amateurs and pros show their art at Liljevalchs gallery
Despite the snow, the wind and the freezing temperatures, the first sign of spring is emerging here in Sweden. One of the biggest events of the Swedish art year - the Spring Salong - has opened at the prestigious Liljevalchs Gallery in Stockholm.
The Spring Salong at the Liljevalchs Gallery in Stockholm has sometimes been controversial but always respected by people looking to understand the state of Swedish art, since 1921, when it first opened.
This year's show features 230 works of art from 119 professional and amateur artists from 18 to 89 years of age and gives newcomers a chance to reach the public and find an audience.
It has given visitors a sense of the state of contemporary art in Sweden and also helped to give visitors a better sense of what is on the mind of the painters, sculptors and other artists who are showing here.