The Northern Karelia Art Association brings together visual art professionals and hobbyists. Our main event is to develop annually held Nurmes ART Workshop to international multicultural event and find digital platforms and virtual connections into art training to reach people living in rural areas with long distances. We also organized 2-year Paletti -hanke project to explore how art affects on wellbeing. This project brought together art professionals and different groups of people with special needs (elderly people, disabled etc.) in targeted art workshops and performances.