Art has always flourished in this multinational city full of students. Slovak romantic poets Andrej Sládkovič and Sándor Petõfi, as well as painters and eternal rivals Edmund Gwerk and Jozef Kollár, lived, studied or worked here. To this day, Štiavnica abounds with cultural life. Besides concerns of all genres, you may see here amateur theatre Paradajz Pikčrs and see exhibitions of fine art.