Life would be such a bore without art. With that in mind, Grab Thumbs Up rounds up 5 of these up-and-coming spots for art lovers to add a bit more of colors into your life: enjoy exhibitions, shop for beautiful pieces, and relax within the embrace of inspiration.
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Art appreciator turns maker! Create your own unique piece at Paintbar Bangkok, the one and only “paintbar” in Thailand that will let you hone your painting techniques while enjoying their homemade tapas and drinks. The sessions are varied in styles; ranging from masterpieces to modern Pop Art pieces, as well as perfect for any levels of skills. Come have fun and leave with your dazzling work ready for a place on your wall!
Location: Piman 49, 6th Fl., Sukhumvit Soi 49
Opening hours: Tue – Sun (closed on Mon), please contact the studio directly for session time
It was all YELO! Come inside and see how everything is ALL here: floor-to-ceiling gallery, small offices, co-working space, studio, areas for workshops and events, and a modern café overlooking the Saen Saep canal. This repurposed warehouse is designed to be the hub for creative-minded people and connect artists to their potential clients. Feeling uninspired? Just head up here and get ready to see some sparks. YELO House is located right in the middle of Bangkok, with just a few steps from the grand Bangkok Art & Culture Centre.
Location: 20/2 Soi Kasemsan 1, Rama I Rd.
Opening hours: Wed – Mon (closed on Tue), 11AM – 8PM
Following the popularity of The Jam Factory, comes WAREHOUSE 30, another warehouse-themed art space with the idea to embed art into people’s lifestyle. It is another jigsaw in an attempt to make Charoen Krung the real Creative District of Bangkok. Come for a great photo session and stay for the breezy vibes. Here you can shop for fashion items, bike parts, vinyls, rare books from the renowned Candide store and more. There are also an independent film screening house as well as bites from The Roaster Café by li-bra-ry, grab & go and The Summer Health Bar.
Location: 52 – 60 Soi Charoen Krung 30, Bang Rak
Opening hours: 11AM – 10PM Daily
Step back in time to the glorious past at LHONG 1919, an old steamship terminal renovated by the Wanglee family to make this huge space by the Chao Phraya River an art gallery slash museum with a Thai-Chinese root. Get ready to be in awe of the Sino-Siamese architecture and delicate mural paintings. You can come to pay respect to the revered Mazu Shrine and check out the events and showcasing. There’re also shops and restaurants that will cool you down with great dishes and the river breeze.
Location: 248 Chiang Mai Rd., Klong San
Opening hours: 8AM – 8PM Daily
Spacebar Design Studio
With an idea to keep online and offline worlds in tune; Spacebar Design Studio offers a “space” in both to encourage and enable artists’ works to be available to bigger audience. They open the door to be the place for exhibitions, workshops, and retail shops. Not only Spacebar is a website and mobile application designing studio, it is also a helping hand specialized in every process of making Zines in this challenging time for print media.
Location: My Place 8, Sutthisan Winitchai Rd., Din Daeng
Opening hours: Tue – Sat (closed on Sun & Mon), 10AM – 6PM