'Katuaq' means drumstick in Greenlandic, but it is also the name of the cultural house of Greenland placed in the centre of Nuuk..
The beautiful house opened in 1997 and its characteristic structure is much inspired by the arctic northern lights. Since 1997, the house has supplied both local Greenlanders and foreign guests with experiences of immeasurable artistic quality.
Katuaq holds two gathering halls and a café shaped respectively as a semicircle, a square, and a triangle. Katuaq is also a popular show room for artists from all over the world, especially from the Nordic and Greenland. Every year about a dozen exhibitions are displayed on the walls of the foyer and the café. Most of them are art exhibitions, but some also have informational content and purpose.
If one should be interested in what's new in Greenland's art scene, it's ideal to visit Katuaq and see the changing exhibitions. In the summertime, the house holds a yearly art exhibition. It is reserved for Greenlandic artists and offers a close-up concept of what the artists are working on.
The café feature in Katuaq is an oasis of culture universe. Cafétuaq is a meeting point for many, ranging from local families to tourists, artists, and musicians who perform or exhibit in Katuaq.
You will have a chance to meet some locals and learn about everyday life of Nuuk, raise your questions and learn more about their culture. Also, you cannot miss a tasting in Cafétuaq, where Greenlandic tapas are served. The plate contains bites of different kinds of dried fish and meat, along with shrimp, scallops and other local quality food products.
Note: Depends on group size the locals may meet you at Katuaq or at their homes.