+973 New concept gallery displaying various arts and crafts from pictures to jewellery and clothing all produced by local artisans. You can order one-off pieces and the displays change regularly to maximise the number of artists featured. Open weekdays 10am-10pm, Fri 2pm-10pm. Opposite Mothercare in Zinj (33 222 999).
Albareh Art Gallery Gallery This gallery and café exhibits paintings, sculptures and photography by a wide range of regional artists. Talks and workshops too. Open Sat 9am-4pm; Sun-Thu 7am-2pm. Off Sheikh Isa Avenue, behind the Carlton Hotel, Adliya, www.albareh.com (17 717 707).
Al Oraifi Gallery Rashid Al Oraifi showcases his abstract art here. Open Sat-Thu 9.30am-1.30pm, 4.30pm-8.30pm. Central Business District. Sheraton Complex (17 535 112).
Al Riwaq Art Gallery A not-for-profit arts space that has great exhibitions and supports a load of local artists. Open Sat-Fri 9.30am-10pm. 3 Osama Bin Zaid Avenue, Adliya, www.alriwaqaertspace.com (17 717 441).
Anamil Private gallery which shows the owner’s work from furnishings to clothing as well as paintings and also regularly stages the work of up and coming artists. Budaiya behind the Post Office off Bani Jamra turn (17 162 155).
Arabesque Art Gallery This gallery sells oil paintings and watercolours by the owner, Weheb Kooheji. Open Sat-Thu 9am-7pm. Um Al Hassam. Behind the British Club (17 722 916).
Bahrain Arts Society Gallery, members’ club, etching room, classrooms and studio. The society holds regular exhibitions, workshops and courses throughout the year. Beside Lanterns on the Burgerland roundabout off the Budaiya Highway (17 590 551).
Bin Matar House Part of the Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center for Culture and Research. With a permanent exhibition on the history of pearling, it also houses a collection of contemporary Bahraini Art. Open Sat-Thu 9am-1pm, 4pm-7pm; Fri 9am-11am. Shaikh Ebrahim Centre, www.shaikhebrahimcenter.org (17 322 549).
Hue A food and art lounge with good grub downstairs and arty all-sorts, courtesy of owner Kanika Subberwal, upstairs. There are frequently new artists on display so worth a look. Open daily 11am-11pm. Riffa Palms (17 217 611).
La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art Exhibitions by international artists alternate with regional offerings in this beautifully updated Islamic house. An interesting array of performances is also offered in the central courtyard. Open Tue-Sun noon-10.30pm. 92 Hoora Avenue, Ras Ruman, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lafontaineartcentre.net (17 230 123).