Celje has a vibrant contemporary art scene that has been nourished by the local government.

At the start of the 2000s the city invited artists to set up shop in the old, empty buildings on Na Okopih and Gosposka Streets to build a new art quarter.

Crammed into this small quarter around a square are a host of studios and workshops, and the place to see their work is AQ Gallery, also in this area.