In the cultural center “Chitalishte Svetlina” in Shipka, there is also the Art gallery which consists of more than 200 paintings of artists who were born in Shipka and around 100 statues of the sculptor Hristo Pesev. Also not forget to mention, two icons artists, father and son, Pavel and Nikola Poppavlov, who was the leader of the Revolution cometee against the Turks and the chairman of Chitalishte, back then.
The gallery also contains the collection of some landscape paintings of Hristo Kutev from Poland, where he used to study and live. Stanyo Stamatov was a teacher on the pedagogic school in Kazanalak. The pride of the gallery is the potreit of Ivan Vazov, the work of Dechko Mangov. There are also many other more recent artist’s works included in the collection.