Hulda and Arne Garborg was another extraordinarily creative couple that also lived in the Artist Valley. They were close friends of the Valstads. The Garborg House, Labråten, is open to the public as is the Valstad House. Arne and Hulda were key activists in a movement that sought to renew Norwegian culture and traditions and was part of the so-called Asker circle.
Arne was an author and a leader in the struggle to protect and develop the New Norwegian written language, which is founded on rural Norwegian dialects.
Hulda, also an author, worked with her husband to promote Norwegian cultural traditions. She is famous for her work with bunads, the Norwegian national costume, as well as bringing back the Norwegian folk dance. She also established Det norske Teatret, The Norwegian Theatre, today located in Oslo. All plays are still performed in New Norwegian and dialects.