Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall

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This highly regarded contemporary art gallery is a 15-minute walk from the town centre on the northern reaches of Arendal. One of the largest contemporary galleries in southern Norway, its exhibitions are housed in a stunning example of Norwegian industrial architecture, a former cotton factory from the late 19th century.

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