Art Gallery

Art Gallery
Art Gallery in Doha Qatar

Art lovers and visitors to Doha will be pleased to hear they will be able to enjoy and experience some great contemporary Arabian artwork whilst in town, thanks to Al Markhiya Gallery. Centrally located in the heart of Souq Waqif, this gallery is the perfect place to spend a relaxing evening after dinner and after strolling around the busy and buzzy atmosphere of the souq. It is Doha's oldest private art gallery, it opened back in November 2008 and since then has been actively promoting local artists.

The exhibition season runs from September till June, during which paintings, sculptures and photography events are showcased for up to six to eight weeks. Opening nights are particularly great, as they provide interaction with the artist, so it's always worth checking out the gallery's website to be up-to-date with their happenings. During the summer season, permanent collections are shown instead, including textiles, paintings, glasswork and wooden and clay sculptures.

Art Gallery in Doha Qatar

Another of Al Markhiya's flagship events is "40 Minus" which is held two to three times a year, aimed to encourage younger artists, all under forty years old, to promote and showcase their promising works. All the artwork is on sale, so you'll be able to support Doha's emerging and established artists by purchasing your favourite works and bringing a pièce of Arabia back home with you.

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