It is thought that this street was named “Literatai” only at the second half of 19th century in the honour of Adam Mickiewicz who lived here. The poet Adam Mickiewicz lived at the beginning of this street, what is witnessed by three plaques on the building in the Lithuanian, Russian and Polish languages.
From 2008 a group of artists had an idea to revive the street and to decorate it with artworks related with litterateurs. A wall was solemnly opened in the street where painters and other field artists created plates or small objects made of metal, wood, glass, etc. in the honour of litterateurs.
A Modern Art Centre is located on Literatai street (Literatai St. 8), www.mmcentras.lt.