Art and Culture are Top Priorities in Frankenthal
Numerous events enjoy great popularity in the region, too: whether it be the yearly summer festival with open air cinema and concerts taking place in the historical ambience of the Erkenbert Ruins or the Frankenthal days of culture held every two years – a one-week spectacle around art and culture – accompanied by the art and shopping night, or the Perron Prize, offered every three years, the only art prize for porcelain in Germany. Further important cultural impulses emanate from the art club “Die Treidler”, the theatre “Alte Werkstadt” and Christa Riedel’s Art Gallery.
Museum Treasures and Cultural Life
Among the treasures in the Erkenbert-Museum are the paintings by Frankenthal’s artists from around 1600 (inter alia Coninxloo, Mirou) who came as Dutch religious refugees to the Palatinate, and the Frankenthal Porcelain Collection l (1755 – 1800), which was used in European Stately Homes and Palaces, too. The municipal music school and the town library also enrich cultural life with concerts, readings and events of all kinds. The Kunsthaus (art gallery) presents itself as the parlour of the town, where contemporary art is shown in an appealing ambience on an exhibition space of around 250 square metres.