The mountain village of Vättis (950m above sealevel) has about 400 inhabitants. It is situated in the Tamina-valley at the junction with the Calfeisen-valley, a large nature-reserve on the border of the Swiss cantons (provinces) of St. Gallen and Grisons.
Art and Crafts in and around Vättis
The people of Vättis have a longstanding tradition in art and
craftsmanship. Visitors to the village have long enjoyed close contact
with local artists and artisans, and the opportunity to see their work
and craftsmanship at first hand. For example, Erhard and Rosemarie
Fappani are well-known as painters. Stephan Gort is a wood
sculptor who organised the wood sculpting symposium in 2005, and
designed the Kulturbrücke. 2009, Gyelt Tuinstra organized the Stone Sculpture
Public art can be found around the village as projects by the Sculpture Path Association as well as in the sculpture garden of stone sculptor Gyelt Tuinstra. The Offizin Parnassia keeps alive traditional hand typesetting, linotype printing, lithography and book-binding.