The beginnings of the Pivka House of Culture date back to 1998, when a group of artists settled in the empty spaces in the centre of Pivka and arranged them to enable various forms of cultural engagement. The spaces were slowly filled with a programme covering contemporary urban culture. The heartwas a gallery from the very beginning. The new team, which took over the Pivka House of Culture in 2013, put the gallery programme at the forefront, and began developing and upgrading it with various support programmes. Today, the House of Culture is the central gallery of contemporary visual arts in the area between Ljubljana and Koper.