Prague, Czech Republik



Twenty years ago the Industrial shaft of Katowice was transformed into a Contemporary Art Gallery. Since 2008 it has been the home of the International Festival of Naïve Art. In the beginning it was called Nikisz-For, whereas since 2010 its official name is the Art Naif Festiwal.

Today the Art Naif Festiwal in Poland is one of the largest International Festivals of Naïve Art in Europe. This unique festival brings together “Self Taught” artists from all over the world, as they exhibit their artworks in Katowice, Poland. During the two months (June to August) the post-industrial interiors of the Wilson Shaft Gallery are filled with paintings, ceramics, and sculptures created by Naïve artists from across the world. Furthermore, this exciting event showcases art workshops for kids, concerts and ArtJarmark in Nikiszowiec (Katowice).

The Art Naif Festiwal aims not only to encourage a diversity of Naïve art across cultures but also to change the lives of local society through art. We also want to unite people from different cultures, from different ages and from different backgrounds.