Venosta Valley is home to a vibrant and well-known scene of contemporary architects. Pioneers of form and design such as Walter Dietl, Werner Tscholl, and Arnold Gapp provided a start to the good reputation of Venosta Valley architects and architectural sites created here, which attract an international following.

But Venosta Valley is also a valley of artists, stonemasons and sculptors. Ultimately, the Johannes Steinhäuser school for stonecarving in Lasa/Laas has contributed to this. Every two years in the marble village of Lasa, the highly acclaimed Franz Tumler Literature Prize is also awarded.