The year 2020 marks thirty years since post socialist Mongolia has availed itself of the benefits from market economy and the freedom of expression of thought. Contemporary art in Mongolia has been a significant representative of the changes that shape our society. Due to lack of finances, Mongolian contemporary art today is still not at the forefront of the expansion of societal intellect. But why should anyone, let alone the government, care about what a few eccentrics have to say by pouring airag all over themselves or by running around with funny objects on their head? This article aims to present a general assessment of the themes based on some of the artworks created by forty some artists during the “Urtuu” Art Camp project. Five major challenges in Mongolian society are addressed in the artworks viewed on location and at the subsequent exhibitions in Ulaanbaatar: corruption, preservation of cultural heritage, conservation of nature, feminism and awareness. I would like to propose that the works created in “Art Camp” and the issues they raise, reflect, like a mirror, the current sentiments of the individual as a citizen in a developing democracy. They are, therefore, an essential component of public awareness and education for a healthy civil society.