By Noura Al Joaib
Photography by Alzahra Aldawood
Need to get your art on? We’ve got you covered with this selection of galleries
Gallery Azman is the newest art gallery to the region and wow did it hit the ground running! The large expanse of art space has already hosted a solo gallery and a group exhibition, as well as several events and campaigns. Its goal is not to exhibit art only, but to be a haven for both artists and art enthusiasts with its workshops and meet-ups that strive to instill an appreciation of art and design and showcase emerging talents from the region.
Location: 5th Floor, Prince Fawaz St., Khobar
Desert Design Art Gallery
This gallery is situated in Desert Designs, a family business which opened in 1990. It rapidly gained popularity for its choices of exhibited artists and dynamic art shows, such as the annually curated Loud Art. The gallery is known to bring in art illustrating deep relevant messages, in addition to beautiful classical Middle Eastern art.
Arab Heritage Gallery
The very first gallery in the area, the Arab Heritage Gallery opened its doors in 1979 and exhibits artists and craftsmen’s works in solo and group exhibitions. In 1992, a larger gallery and studio was built in the same location followed by a two-story building. The new building is now a fully equipped space for artists to exhibit all their work. As the name entails, the encompassing theme is heritage-related, both traditional and contemporary.
Location: Prince Faisal bin Fahd St. and Prince Saad St., Khobar
Dawi Gallery is home to a range of fine art full of sentiment. The gallery’s objectives are to exhibit art as well as develop artistry in the region through its workshops, courses and seminars, all held regularly.
The Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Art (SACSA)
Founded in 1972, SACSA sponsors Saudi artists and provides ways for new talent to develop and display their art. SASCA has locations all over the Kingdom, with the Dammam chapter being one of their largest. The Dammam location hosts exhibitions regularly, showcasing local talents from all over the Eastern Province.
Location: 2921 Abu Bakr ibn Othman St., Dammam