There are many Art Galleries in Baku and we have a list to make your sightseeing trip in Azerbaijan easier and more pleasant.
18 November 2013| Last updated on 27 June 2017
One of the best ways to get to know a new culture is through art. Art is often said to imitate life and people's feelings are strongly evoked through art. It is for this reason that visiting art galleries will help you get to know Baku, it's political climate now and in the past and also it's people and their heritage. It wil allow you to make your own interpretations too.
Here is a list of the art galleries around...
Sattar Bahlulzadeh Exhibition Center
Location: 27 U.Hajibeyov str., Baku
Tel: (99412)493 28 36, 493 28 41
Gallery hosts exhibitions, including personal art exhibitions, of local and international artists.
The Azeri Miniature Art Center
Location: 15, Gulla str., Icheri Sheher, Baku
Tel: (99412)492 59 06
Open daily from 10am-6pm
Exhibitions of art works of modern Azerbaijan and foreign artists as well as the charitable events are organized in this center. There is the permanent exposition on the second floor of the center.
Qis Qalasi Gallery
Location: 6, Gulla str., Icheri Sheher, Baku
Tel: (99412)492 74 81
The private art gallery “Qis Qalasi” was opened in 1999. The gallery has a total area of 250 sq. m. and consists of three exhibition halls with modern design. Visitors of “Qis Qalasi” have a wonderful opportunity to trace the development of Azerbaijani art in 20th century. Works of artists of all generations are presented here. There are exhibitions and sales here once in 30-40 days.
Absheron Art Gallery
Location: 11, Asaf Zeynallı str., Icheri Sheher, Baku
Tel: (99412)492 21 42
“Absheron” art gallery arranges art contests for children and youth including various exhibitions of art works by gifted young photographers and artists.
Location: 32, Kichik Qala, Icheri Sheher, Baku
Tel: (99450) 437 94 59
One of the most beautiful galleries of our capital city is located on the 4th floor of the Museum Centre. The Art Gallery, comprising five halls (overall area 400 m2, exhibition area 700 m2), is equipped with all the necessary light and sound equipment. It is unique and original, because the exhibits are lit by natural daylight from above.
Gala Art Gallery
Location: 4, Mirza Shafi str., Icheri Sheher, Baku
Tel: (99412) 497 42 25
Baku Art Center
Location: 4/6, A.Aliyev str., Baku
Tel: (99412)598 45 48
Art Salon Gallery
Location: 7, M.Mukhtarov str., Baku
Tel: (99412) 492 20 13
Art Gallery Beyuk Gala, 19
Location: 19, Beyuk Gala street, Icheri Sheher.
Telephone: (994 12) 492 05 78
Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-6pm.
The «Beyuk Gala, 19» Art Gallery was opened in 1989. From the time, it has developed, and now every year this Art Gallery holds tens of exhibitions, among them not only art, but also commercial ones. They also organize other events, such as artistic evenings and workshops, concerts and poetry soirees, meetings with artists etc.
Location: 5, Kichik Qala, Baku.
Phone: 012 505 23 23
Open Tuesday-Sunday: from 12pm – 8pm
In 2012, to fulfill the obligations assumed by the improvement in infrastukturasının art, create commercial-based Spaces of Contemporary Art "Summer" has established an exhibition hall. This exhibition of works created by local and foreign artists are exhibited. All profits from the sale ones are apportioned between the artist CREATE Contemporary Art Space, Create Space for Contemporary Art, the share of the profit is used to fund the programs.
Art Gallery Qiz Qalasi
Location: 6 Gulle street
Tel: 994 12 4927481
Open daily from 10am to 7pm
Situated along a cobblestone-covered street adjoining the Maiden Tower. A private art gallery, featuring painting, sculptures, exhibitions.
Location: 4/6 Aziz Aliyev Street
Tel: +994 12 598 45 48
Open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm
As the exhibition site for Baku Arts Centre, Yeni Gallery marks the latest step in a succession originally begun in 1986, when a group of artists in Azerbaijan established a collective. This group formed to implement collaborative projects and develop cultural and humanitarian content under the name Association of Creative Youth of Azerbaijan. In 1988, the Association of Creative Youth of Azerbaijan initiated the Baku Arts Centre, which became the hub of all creative activity in Azerbaijan.
Kukla Art Gallery
Location: 22A, Yusif Mamedaliyev street, Baku.
Теl: (+994 12) 598 25 85, (+994 12) 598 25 86
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 8pm
Within the decorative arts, part of the world’s cultural heritage, dolls have every right today to loudly proclaim themselves works of art in their own right. This unique art form is at least 25,000 years old. Having been reborn and developed from cult, toy and theatrical dolls, they have become art dolls and stand worthily among the other arts. The creations of famous masters can be found not only in private collections, including those of presidents and kings, but also as exhibits in the world's best museums.
Art school by Alena Bandurina
Location: 97, Azadliq avenue, apt.50, Nasimi district, Baku.
Fashion master classes, teaching to choose a right style, Dos and Don'ts, on-line shopping guide.
Kichik Qala Art Gallery
Location: 58, Kichik Qala street, Baku.
Tel: (+994) 55 699 43 77
Open Tuesday-Sunday from 3pm to 9pm
When it comes to graffiti, or more generally to street art, a bulk of stereotypes and myths embraces the consciousness of every man loyal to mass media. The terminology is confusing - the guys working in this genre are called writers, graffitists and street artists, and the work that they do is either referred to as contemporary art or considered to be deterioration of communal property.
Gazelli Art House
Location: 93, Nizami street, Baku.
Tel: (+994 12) 498 12 30
Open Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 6pm; Saturday: 11am – 7pm; Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Gazelli Art House is a commercial art organisation dedicated to providing a new setting for Contemporary art whilst delivering the message of the finest international artists to a wide audience of both new and established collectors. The gallery invites individuals to engage with Contemporary art on a deeper level through bespoke events - building on dialogues and relationships between artist, writers, specialists, students, and novices through exhibitions, talks, workshops and tours.
Baku Creative Centre
Location: 6, Hasan Abdullayev street, Baku.
Tel: +994 12 492 66 10
Open Monday - Saturday: 1am – 7pm
The main purpose of the Baku Creative Center will cause propagation of Azerbaijan culture and art, development of PR strategy of the propagation, realization of creative ideas and development of creative people beyond its borders