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Edward Bernays School


Udruga za promicanje vizualne kulture OPA

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OPA Association for Promotion of Visual Culture was founded in 2009 by four art teachers who were unsatisfied by the shortcomings of formal art education.

Jelena Bračun Filipović, Martina Kosec, Gordana Košćec Bousfield and Ida Loher decided to take things into their own hands and start a series of actions, initiatives and workshops in cooperation with professional associations and prominent individuals on the art scene, with the objective of expanding the art education corpus for primary and secondary school students, as well as for the professional teaching staff in schools. During the seven years of its existence, OPA has realized joined projects with the Croatian Designers Association (HDD), Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU), Zagreb Society of Architects (DAZ), Croatian Chamber of Architects, Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Teacher Education and others. The association has also worked on the strategy of development of creativity in primary and secondary education.



Atelier Ostrman

One of the more interesting locations in Lopašićeva Street is the art studio of the painter Tomislav Ostrman, Atelier Ostrman, where he exhibits and sells his own pieces and those of his colleagues and friends, alongside organizing small social events in this attractive workshop.

Garderoba Concept Store

With the opening of Ana Ivančić’s Garderoba, Zagreb got its first conceptual showroom for Scandinavian fashion. Garderoba is a carefully thought-out project, a room whose elements have all been designed by brilliant Croatian designers and architects, thus also adding a Croatian brand to the offer.

Slatka priča

The Slatka Priča pastry shop was started in 2013, and is currently in three places – Kranjčevićeva Street, Ivana Brlić Mažuranić Street in Zagreb’s Malešnica neighborhood, and, of course, Martićeva Street (since 2016), more precisely at the busy corner of Martićeva and Smičiklasova.


Mikrofon is a music school started in 2009, located in the charming inner courtyard of 19 Martićeva Street. Its predecessor was the Vocal Studio Maraton vocal workshop from Rijeka, and the school has since then grown from offering single singing lessons to group singing and lessons for children, as well as instrumental music lessons.

Medveščak Library

The Medveščak Library, our neighborhood’s branch of Zagreb City Libraries, encompasses three departments – adult, children’s and youth (also known as “Idi pa Vidi”, or “Come and See”). Besides normal library duties, the library also engages in setting up various exhibitions in its windows, and workshops in the rooms of the youth and children’s departments.