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Užupis Art Incubator (UMI) is an outstanding cultural structure, that exists on the bank of Vilnele river. It's activities could be carried out not by the members alone - it's open to a society as well. UMI is well known because of the "GALERA" gallery and the exhibitions of diverse stylistics, unusual wallpainting on it's headquarter building that is interrelated with the sculptural space of the river bank as well as festivals, concerts, and artists workshops. UMI it is an incubator by all means of the word. Artistic communal and cultural ideas of young people who are still in search and have something to express is born and developed here. Different shore and "harbor" attracts the souls that care about creative magic and beauty of environment.
Short presentation:
Public office UMI was established in 2002m. by two creating members:
Alternative Art Center (AMC established in 1996) and the Culture and Arts department of Vilnius City government.
Most important AMC and UMI activities were:
1995 "Fashion corrida in the old town"
1996 "Bosh in Lithuania"
1997-1999 annual alternative fashion show "arMADA"
2000 creation of the sculpture alley
2001 travelling exhibition-project "Užupis for Overseas"
2000-2004 "UŽ-UPI-ART"
2001 famous artists from Vilnius exhibition "Grands in the Gallery"
2004 artists workshop " River- otherworld" 
2004-2005 artists workshop + " Mystery of Użupis " 
2005 preventive art project, supported by Vilnius City Hall 
" Użupis Art River Bank", " The Art River Bank for street children".

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A: Galera

by Jonas Nosalis, 10 meters away

  Užupis Art Incubator (UMI) is an outstanding cultural structure, that exists on the bank of Vilnele...

Galera

B: Koliažai, souvenir shop

by Jonas Nosalis, 20 meters away

Koliažai, souvenir shop

C: "Stopke" garage

by Jonas Nosalis, 30 meters away

"Stopke" garage

D: Uzupis

by Jonas Nosalis, 30 meters away

Uzupis

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by Jonas Nosalis, 30 meters away

F: Cathedral of the Theotokos, Vilnius

by Jonas Nosalis, 50 meters away

The Cathedral of the Theotokos in Vilnius is the main Orthodox Christian church of Lithuania. The cat...

Cathedral of the Theotokos, Vilnius

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by Jonas Nosalis, 70 meters away

H: Malūnų bridge

by Jonas Nosalis, 70 meters away

Malūnų bridge

I: Uzupis bridge

by Jonas Nosalis, 70 meters away

Uzupis bridge

J: Malūnų bridge

by Jonas Nosalis, 80 meters away

Malūnų bridge

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/en/area/vilnius-lithuania, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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