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More Life in the City Center - For a Sustainable Urban Development Strategy

With the project "Kulturschaufenster" a vacant store space will be opened up in Dresden's city center from 26.8. - 21.10.2021 as part of the Dresden Summer of Culture 2021 and brought back to life by creative professionals. Dresdeners and tourists can experience the diversity and creative potential of the city, its designers and their stories. At the same time, the showcase project gives cultural and creative professionals the chance to present their perspectives and their works and to show the wealth of ideas and the vitality of local culture.

Multi-Faceted Program of Events by Dresden Artists and Creatives

79 projects creative actors from Dresden, selected by a jury, provide a diverse exhibition and event program that shows the many facets of Dresden's cultural and creative industries. 43 exhibitors from the fields of visual arts, design, media art and literature as well as 36 performances by artists from the fields of dance, theater, media performance, reading and concert will be presented at the Centrum Galerie Dresden over the next eight weeks. The program is complemented by talks, guided tours, special exhibitions and workshops from other sectors of Dresden's cultural and creative industries.

We want to invite Dresdeners and visitors to the city to marvel and discover what Dresden's creative scene has to offer. At the same time, we want to give its actors an opportunity to present themselves and increase their visibility - but also to network with each other - after such a difficult pandemic. In addition, we advocate the payment of fair exhibition and performance fees.
Lydia Göbel (Project Manager Kulturschaufenster, CEO WGD).

Satellites and other Venues of the Creative Scene

The freely accessible culture showcase in the Centrum Galerie offers the opportunity to show creative works and artistic works as well as small concerts and performances in public space. Exhibitors as well as artists will also find a platform online on the "Wir gestalten Dresden" website. From September 1, a second showcase will open at Hauptstraße 44, where artist collectives will work and perform. An interactive map points out further venues of the creative scene in Dresden. Visitors are thus invited to explore the second cultural showcase at Hauptstraße 44, the city center and locations of Dresden's culture and creative industries. The team around the project "Kulturschaufenster" is in constant exchange with other actors of the Dresden cultural and creative scene and thus ensures a constant expansion of the program to be able to represent as many sub-sectors of the local cultural and creative industries.

The Kulturschaufenster is a project by WGD and will be realized as part of the Summer of Culture 2021 "Dresden Open Air". The Kulturschaufenster is supported by the Beauftrage der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM) with funds from NEUSTART KULTUR as well as the state capital Dresden with funds from the Corona-Bewältigungsfonds. In addition, it is supported by funding from the Saxony State Directorate through the program "Participation of People with Disabilities" from Saxon tax funds and from "So geht sächsisch".
  • Plan Your Visit

    Centrum Gallerie Dresden
    Trompeter Straße 5
    01069 Dresden
    (Ground floor, opposite the Saxon Ice Cream Manufactory).

    Opening Hours:

    Tue – Sat 12 pm – 8 pm

    Covid-19 Precautions:

    We look forward to your visit in compliance with the currently applicable Covid-19 protection measures. Keyword: GGG.


    Free WiFi is available in the Kulturschaufenster in the Centrum Galerie Dresden.


    Toilets are available in der basement and on the 1st floor of the Centrum Galerie Dresden.

    Food and Drinks.

    On site, drinks by Bar der Korrekten can be purchased on a donation basis. Since the exhibition podiums are delicate and susceptible to dirt, we ask that visitors not place drinks or the like on the podiums. We kindly ask you to refrain from eating food in the exhibiton space.

  • Anfahrt

    By Car

    • Approaching from the north via the A13 / A4 take the exit Dresden-Hellerau. Continue on the E55 in the direction of the City Center.
    • Coming from the west via the A4, A14, A17, A72 take the exit Dresden-Südvorstadt. Then continue on the E55 in the direction of the City Center.
    • Arriving from the east via the A4 take the exit Dresden-Hellerau. Continue on the E55 in the direction of the City Center.

    • Coming from the south via the A17 take the exit Dresden-Südvorstadt. Continue on the E55 towards the City Center.


    Parking Options:

    A parking garage is available in the ground floor of the Centrum Galerie (max. 8 EUR per day), nearby open-air parking at Reitbahnstraße.

    By Public Transport:

    The exhibition space is located only a few minutes from the Dresden main station.
    Tram lines 11 and 12 stop at Prager Straße, streetcar lines 7, 8, 9 stop atWalpurgisstraße.
    By bus take Bus lines 75 and 62 to Prager Straße.

    By Bike:
    …is the most environmentally friendly way. Bicycle racks are available directly in front of the shop window.

  • Barrierefreiheit

    Admission is free of charge.
    Seating is available in the exhibition.
    The aisle width between the exhibits is maneuverable for wheelchair users.
    Sign language interpreters will accompany selected events; these are marked accordingly.
    The project website is available in English and in easy language.
    An inductive hearing loop will make it easier for people with hearing aids to perceive the events.
    Blind guests will be assisted during their visit by a guiding aid on the floor, a postcard in Braille, and an exhibition team pointing to the QR codes next to the objects.

    The entire exhibition does without accompanying texts – these can be accessed via QR codes and the free WiFi on site next to the objects. Mobile devices are made available to visitors without smartphones for their visit.


Team Kulturschaufenster

Lydia Göbel, CEO of WGD and project manager of the "Kulturschaufenster" is available to answer general questions about the project.

Philip Brehmer, project coordinator, is the contact person for logistics, visitor service and events.

Linda Mansour is responsible for press and public relations.

Carolin Gerlach provides artists and creative professionals with al necessary information.

The team is available via:

Events & Performances

All Events & Performances


All Exhibitors

Kulturschaufenster – interaktive Karte

On this map you will find more spots and satellites throughout the city that offer an insight into Dresden's cultural and creative scene and invite you to events, exhibitions, studio and workshop visits.


    The pandemic acted like a fire accelerator on the structural change of inner cities. With the project 'Kulturschaufenster' we want to strengthen the inner city again, to preserve the multifunctionality of the cities in their core through art and culture and at the same time give the creative professionals of this city an opportunity to present themselves. The Kulturschaufenster is a test balloon for the unfolding of a sustainable urban development strategy in which art and the creative industries play a leading role.

    Dr. David Klein, Head of Department of Culture and Monument Protection

    Kulturschaufenster - Teaser

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    Infos and Press Materials