Art Shopping Venues in Bangkok
Bangkok is the best place to explore Thai contemporary art that ranges from paintings, sculptures, earthenware, etching, lithography & woodcut, photography, patching, sewing and embroidery. For the art lovers who are looking for places to buy art in Bangkok, we have 10 art venues that worth visiting and buying.
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) – A contemporary arts centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Art, music, theatre, film, design and cultural/educational events take place in its exhibition and performance spaces. The centre includes cafes, commercial art galleries, bookshops, craft shops and an art library. It is intended as a venue for cultural exchange in terms of content, curatorial and cultural management, giving Bangkok an operational base on the international art scene. You can buy arts from both the commercial art galleries and from the featured exhibition in the main area.
The Queen’s Gallery – This place is not where you can buy art directly from the exhibition but for those who want to know the top influential Thai artists and the rising stars before seek and buy their works in the market, this is the venue that you cannot miss. The Queen’s Gallery is a permanent home for the exhibition of a wide range of Thai visual arts especially paintings and sculpture. The Thai artists which the gallery will focus on exhibiting have been broken down into two categories: The new Thai artists that their works have not been known by the society and the works of senior honored artists.
The River City – Bangkok’s leading commercial art venue by the river with passion and dedication to Asia’s arts and antiques. Not only Thai traditional & contemporary art, River City is one of Asia’s premier arts and antiques hub, that claimed itself as the largest in South East Asia and continuous monthly auction certified by the Association for the Propagation and Promotion of objets D’Art since 1985.
Hof Art Space – A premier contemporary art gallery in Bangkok, located at W District, a massive indoor and outdoor facility which is becoming a hub for creativity in Bangkok, located between Sukhumwit 69-71. This multi-story and lofty exhibition area art space regularly showcased the works of established and emerging local artists. In addition, Hof Art has a separate residency space named HOF Art Residency, to support emerging international artists to collaborate and interact together. There are workshop studios available for painting, sculpture and ceramic; among other things. This place is adjacent to W Market Zone.
Silom Galleria – A large retail space for arts, antiques and jewelry which is known to many as “Art & Craft Center”, as it is home to such a vast array of superb quality artistic and antique pieces. Located in the Jewelry Trade Center on Silom Road in Bangkok. The Silom Galleria is one of Bangkok’s famous art venue settled in the building’s lower plaza that is the location of leading galleries including; Thavibu gallery, CVN gallery, Number 1 gallery and Gossip gallery.
Chatuchak Weekend Market Art Zone – People say you can find and buy anything at Chatuchak and that includes art if you go to section 7 or Chatuchak Art Zone. This art space in the busy Chatuchak weekend market will not only surprise you with its peaceful tranquility but its variety of art forms that young and veteran artists gather to display everything from old paintings to watercolors, etchings, charcoals and sculptures.If you love to negotiate with truly passion in art you will get a good deal and get a good friendship from the artists as a complimentary that makes you promise to come again soon.
Train Market (Talad Rod Fai) – One of the most entertaining art shopping venues that you can enjoy art, music, fashion and food in vintage style. This night market for vintage art lovers has everything vintage and retrospective that you can think of. The sellers are local university students and young artists. You’ll also find a few people selling original artwork and some antiques. Mainly paintings or painted wooden boxes, some are unusual and, for the low price some artists ask, you can pick up interesting pieces for an affordable price.
Frame & Galleria – This place is well known among art collectors as Bangkok’s largest art gallery that located in the leading shopping mall, Central World. Frame & Galleria is a perfect venue for art lovers to spend their time going through a collection of masterpiece paintings from leading artists with a chance to become an absolute owner of masterpiece paintings from Thai National Artists and other top qualified senior artists.
Sombat Permpoon Gallery – A modern and contemporary art gallery located in the centre of Bangkok City. Exhibiting the most extensive private collection of Thai arts spanning from well established to emerging artists. The gallery founded in 1979 is one of Thailand’s leading collectors of Thai’s national artists, modern masters and emerging talents.