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Gallery - Shop ÚLUV Obchodná
An exhibition hall of 160 m² (191 yd²) was opened by the Center for Folk Art Production in its premises at Obchodná Street 64 in Bratislava in September 2004. Along with the Design Studio ÚĽUV, the Center for Folk Art Production in Bratislava will offer another special exhibition hall. The ÚĽUV Gallery is to be a venue for special exhibitions concentrating on various aspects of traditional craft and contemporary folk art production.
It is a permanent exhibition space in the center of Bratislava specializing in exhibitions by contemporary producers of folk art, craft-oriented design and creative folk art. ÚĽUV is a state-financed institute set up to support production of folk art products in cooperation with makers. As well as the gallery, the ÚĽUV site in Bratislava also sells folk art products, craft supplies and materials, produces folk costumes and sewing to order, and puts on courses, publishes on the subject of folk art and maintains a library.
GALLERY - SHOP
Quality and culturally valuable manifestations of contemporary folk crafts, originals of applied art and folk art design. In that sense the shops and galleries ÚĽUV PLUS fulfill cultural, educational and representative function.
For the followers of traditional craft the ÚĽUV branded products serve as a freely available database of designs as well, developed in collaboration with professional artists and designers.
The assortment includes folk quality products with typical shapes and ornaments made of wood, metal, clay, wire and corn husk. It can not be only a valuable souvenir from Košice (or Slovakia in general) but also a nice gift for locals for their visits abroad.