At the end of the 20th century various studios and decorative arts workshops moved into rooms on the ground floor in historic Höllgasse. Inspired by this, AGON Passau e.V. was founded in 2000 together with other artists of Passau. The translation of the Ancient Greek word AGON means competition. It emphasizes that the artists meet the challenge of a creative contest.
Their cultural heart is mainly the Höllgasse. This fact is supported by the slogan "Cultural impulse from Höllgasse" which is connected to the association’s name.
Every year AGON artists dedicate their artistic year to a new topic which they transfer to their pavement paintings and air installations in Höllgasse or to a single or joint exhibition in the WPG vault.
The vitas of over 40 artists show different artistic educations, professions and paths of life. Their scopes are painting, graphic arts, photography, ceramic arts, sculptures, installation, jewelry, fashion, puppet theater and costumed guided tours.