The Sapporo Parallel Museum started in 2021 as an exhibition accessible from anywhere in the world through both the city and the web. For its third rendition, in addition to exhibiting artworks at six venues along Sapporo Ekimae Dori, this year's exhibition will offer opportunities to enjoy the city and art through museum stores, stamp rallies, talk events, and other events. In addition, to expand the concept of "parallel," the museum collaborates with Yurakucho Art Urbanism (YAU) and conducts a cross-area exchange program.



  • Akarenga Terrace
  • Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway
  • sitatte sapporo
  • Daimaru Sapporo
  • D-LIFEPLACE Sapporo
  • Hokkaido Building (tentative name)
    Reconstruction Project (temporary wall)

Stamp rally for original Parallel goods!

During the exhibition period, after visitors have collected nine stamps by visiting the six venues and nine locations of the Sapporo Parallel Museum, they can exchange them for original goods. Please collect stamps by scanning the 2D code on the caption next to the artwork with your smartphone.

Installation Locations
MAP 1〜9
Active Dates
2024 Feb 3rd (Sat) ― 11th (Sun・National Holiday) 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Exchange Location
Information booth at Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway (Chi-Ka-Ho) Rest Area (Kita 1-jo Higashi)
The first 200 visitors can receive a Sapporo International Art Festival 2024 Passport, an acrylic stand, or an original tote bag!

※A postcard set of the participating artists is included with every prize

How to Participate
①Download the LINE app through your smartphone
②Scan the QR-code at the venue with your camera (barcode reader)
③Register the 「Sapporo★Guiding Compass」account as a friend from the screen that appears
④Select “Parallel” from the event program
⑤Participate via the “Stamp Rally” function
※Prizes are limited in number.

Parallel Museum Shop

NEVER MIND THE BOOKS is an exhibition and sales event for zines, little press, and more that started in Sapporo in 2011. From production to printing to binding, everything is handmade, and a wide range of zines, booklets, handouts, manga, printed little presses, and artist books is offered. Various genres are featured and available for purchase directly from the creators. Under the curation of NEVER MIND THE BOOKS, the "Sapporo Parallel Museum Shop" will be open on weekends, introducing artists active in Sapporo.

2024 Feb 3rd (Sat), 4th (Sun), 10th (Sat), 11th (Sun・National Holiday)
Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway (Chi-Ka-Ho) Rest Area (Kita 1-jo Higashi)between exits 7 and 9
Sales Event:
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Stickers Street
  • Posters Closet
Artist Booth:
11:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Feb 3rd (Sat) Kotsu Kotsu, Mugi Maeda
  • Feb 4th (Sun) Oven Universe & Salon Tareme,
    Samidare-te 2828
  • Feb 10th (Sat) tsu, Pichiku Pachiku
  • Feb 11th (Sun) Square Comix, Soko-ni-oru & Futaba.

※Exhibitors are subject to change

The Prospects of Art and Urban Development - Artist Talk and Planning & Management Talk

In recent years, more cities have been incorporating art into their urban development. With a focus on "urban development × art," this discussion will explore the meaning of exhibiting artworks and the activities of artists in the city center, the joys and challenges of managing such projects, and the future challenges and prospects. The discussion will feature guest artists and members of Yurakucho Art Urbanism (YAU) and will be divided into "Artist Talk" and "Management Talk."

Date & Time
2024 Feb 3rd (Sat) 2:00PM - 5:00PM
The Royal Park Canvas Sapporo Odori Park
1-12 Odorinishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Scheduled Speakers
Seira Uchida, Soma Sato, Takumi Hirayama, Suguru Yamamoto, Arata Mino, Ryuzo Hasegawa, Shintaro Shoji, Ayane Akasaka, Ikuko Imamura, etc.
30 people ※Please make a reservation as seats are limited.

Looking Back on the Sapporo Contemporary Art Scene from 1990 to 2020 - Creative City Edition

At the art project "PARC11" held at Chi-Ka-Ho in October of last year, experts introduced activities and organizations considered important for contemporary art in Sapporo from 1990 to 2020. From among them, this time we will focus on the "Creative City" and the "Sapporo International Art Festival" that were particularly mentioned, and together with various speakers, we will examine the unique art scene in Sapporo.

Date & Time
2024 Feb 11th (Sun) 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sapporo Cultural Arts Community Center (SCARTS) – SCARTS Studio
Sapporo Community Plaza 2F, Kita 1-jo Nishi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Scheduled Speakers
Hideaki Ogawa, Shuji Sakai, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Satoshi Hata, Kimitaka Hamabe, Masami Hosokawa, Motoaki Yoshizaki, Ikuko Imamura, etc.
50 people ※Please make a reservation as seats are limited.

YAU ⇄ Sapporo Parallel Museum

YAU STUDIO, the base of activities for Yurakucho Art Urbanism (YAU), which brings innovation through exchange between artists and the city, will host a residency and exhibition of works by selected artists from the Sapporo Parallel Museum. For details, please visit the YAU website.

Middle of February to the beginning of March 2024
YAU STUDIO (Kokusai Building 7F, 3-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) Exhibiting
Tomoyo Kobayashi