"Surprising Lace" is a connection between the traditional (ethic art) and the contemporary art (social networks, architecture, design, and intercultural dialogue). The lace can be admired in nature - in ribbing of leaves and spider-webs, in frost-work on the widow and intricate loops of the rivers as seen from the birds view, as well as in creations of human art. The strongest network connecting the nations is culture. Our Surprising lace is an ornamental cultural bridge thrown from Riga to Europe. Exhibitions, lectures, workshops.