Barcelona is one of those cities where you can find art galleries all over the place. This city has inspired so many Spanish and foreign artists over the years thanks to the city’s Gaudi heritage and its creative environment.
There’s art around every corner here, from the smallest streets to the the main streets and the cool thing about Barcelona is that artists have plenty of space to host their own exhibitions with all different art styles coming together to join the Barcelona art scene.
Of course, there are many art museums in Barcelona such as the Picasso, Gaudi and Dali museums which are full of these master artists’ work but if you’re looking for something a little more edgy and unique, you just have to walk around Barcelona to find something that suits you. I’m going to share some of my favourites with you but the art galleries in this city are best discovered by getting out there and discovering them yourself!
Carrer Consell de Cent is the main street where you can find the best art galleries in Barcelona. There are lots of those on both sides of the street from Passeig de Gracia to Carrer Aribau. If you’re looking for a classic piece of art to add to your collection, just go there!
Ikara Gallery in Eixample is a typical skateshop/gallery in Barcelona where local artists exhibit their art. Opening up just a few years ago, this skateshop is also a gallery with different kinds of art especially linked to skateboarding. If you’re a skater and looking for some stuff, go to this gallery/shop to find whatever you’re looking for! This is one of my absolute favourites and its worth stopping by just to chat to the owner – such a nice guy!
Where: C/ Urgell, 82 bajos. 08011 Barcelona.
For more information: Ikara Gallery website.
Artevistas Gallery is a hidden gallery in Barcelona located in the Gotico, in the Passatge del Credit. An interesting thing about this building is that it’s where the famous Catalan artist Joan Miro was born. This art gallery is composed of two parts: The first is for the permanent collection and the second is for the VIP section. Different artists exhibit their work every month in this VIP section so you’re sure to find something new every time you visit. This art gallery promotes local artists by exhibiting their paintings, drawings and sculptures.
Where: Passatge del Crèdit nº4. 08002 Barcelona.
For more information go to: Artevistas Gallery Website.
The Disseny Hub Barcelona is a museum which occasionally features exhibitions mainly focusing on conceptual and modern art. This place is divided into 4 areas: a museum; a scene, which holds conferences and workshops; a research part, which aims to foster discussion and debate; and the action section which attempts to fuse the work, products and services with the world of business. The main activity of the DHUB, however, is concentrated on design. Indeed, their main focus is on its different aspects such as product, visual communication, architecture, and fashion design.
Where: C/ Montcada, 12. 08003 Barcelona
For more information: The Disseny Hub Barcelona DHUB.
In Raval you can find the multidisciplinary arts space Miscelanea which is an art gallery/bar/place to hang out with friends and where different exhibitions are presented. There are around 10 or 15 exhibitions each year from small barcelonese artists to international artists.
Where: C/ Guàdia, 10. 08001 Barcelona.
For more information: Miscelanea Website.
Opened last year, The MUTT is an art gallery located in El Borne in Carrer Commerç. This art gallery is a balance between art and design. This gallery is also a bookstore with a pretty amazing choice of art books that are more relevant and intriguing than those at FNAC. Go to visit MUTT and become one of the MUTTERS (The United Association Of People Who Love Mutt).
Where: C/ Comerç, 15. 08003. Barcelona
For more information: The MUTT Facebook page.
Open your mind and visit these galleries. Maybe you will find a piece of art which could light up your place or find the perfect investment piece. Maybe you’ll buy something from an unknown artist which could one day be worth millions!
-by Kok Natha HEN.