The name 'Wschodnia' for the Gallery comes from the name of the Łódź street where the Gallery is located. The history of the venue dates back to 1981.
The premises of the Gallery consist of two large amphitheatrically connected rooms - exhibition spaces, a kitchen and a guest room, where the artists preparing their works often reside.
In Łódź itself, 'Wschodnia' is a special continuation of the history of a sequence of places (starting from the inter-war years) defining the path of the Łódź and Polish avant-garde and contributing to the consolidation of the myth of this city as the centre of an experimental and progressive artistic movement.
Since its inception, the gallery has been run and maintained by the private funds of its leaders, friends and associated artists. We focus on non-commercial, experimental and alternative works created and shown at the Gallery or in other unconventional venues. Our work is involved in projects created together with individual artists, galleries and art groups both in Poland and abroad. The Wschodnia Gallery is a focus for the exchange of ideas, experiences, projects and information about progressive art.