10 Art Galleries to Visit When in Hoi An

Although the contemporary art scene in Hoi An has not yet developed to the extent of larger cities, there are still several art galleries that host exhibitions and sell original artworks. Here are 10 carefully selected places we recommend you visit when in Hoi An.

Phu Tam Photography

  • Address: 99 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam

Phu Tam Photography showcases and sells the photographic works of Vietnamese artist Duong Phu Tam (1957), a member of the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists. He has been awarded the title AVAPA (Artist of Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists) by the same association and is also a member of FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art). His artwork has won numerous international and domestic awards and has been exhibited worldwide, including in Portugal, India, France, Sri Lanka, Italy, Brazil, Slovakia, Austria, the Czech Republic, China, Bulgaria, Singapore, and other countries. His works range from portraits of local people to picturesque nature and cityscapes.

Phu Tam Photography

Art House Vietnam Gallery

  • Address: 692 Hai Ba Trung, Hoi An, Vietnam, +84 98 9391486

Art House Vietnam Gallery is the only gallery in Hoi An that collaborates with contemporary Vietnamese artists both locally and internationally. With branches in both Hoi An and Da Nang, the gallery was established in 2004 by Vu Trong Anh. Initially located on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, it moved to its current location in 2011. Vu Trong Anh opened the gallery to nurture local talent, often overshadowed by commercial decorative art preferred by tourists, especially in places like Hoi An. Art House Vietnam Gallery represents several established local artists, such as Nguyen Dinh Hien (Dino Nguyen) and Vo Xuan Huy, as well as emerging artists like Bui Tien Tuan, Siu Quy, Mai Huy Dung, and Tu Quyen. The gallery features a variety of styles, from abstract to figurative, including sculpture, with affordable pieces offering a comprehensive view of contemporary Vietnamese art.

Art House Vietnam Gallery

T&G Art Gallery

  • Address: 46 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Phone: +84 905 292 282

T&G Art Gallery is one of the first established galleries in Hoi An. Officially opened in 1995, it was initially located in the studio of painter Truong Bach Tuong. In 2003, the Hoi An Fine Art Club (Hoi An FAC) was founded to connect all local artists in Hoi An, and T&G Art Gallery began hosting exhibitions for its members. Today, T&G continues to exhibit works by members of the Hoi An FAC. The art here ranges from abstract to figurative, using traditional silk and lacquer to oil, acrylic, and sculpture.

Hoi An Art Craft Manufacturing Workshop

  • Address: 9 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An Art Craft Manufacturing Workshop is housed in a 200-year-old Chinese house. The artisans create traditional Vietnamese crafts, such as paper making, silk lanterns, embroidery, terracotta, and woven fabrics. The workshop has guides to explain the history of each craft and provide deeper insights into the artisans’ techniques. To promote and highlight Vietnam’s cultural traditions to visitors, the workshop also hosts daily performances, including dance, music, theater, and singing.

Hoi An Art Craft Manufacturing Workshop

Hoi An Art Café

  • Address: 30 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam,
  • Phone: +855 16285560

Hoi An Art Café, officially opened in 2005, showcases a collection of works by Swiss-born sculptor Eric Kappeler (1951), known by the artist name Cappellano. Kappeler studied at St Gallen Design School, Flawil, Switzerland, and created numerous sculptures for various organizations in the West. At Hoi An Art Café, you can enjoy coffee in a beautiful and peaceful setting surrounded by impressive artworks. His marble and bronze sculptures are used for both indoor and outdoor decoration. Regardless of size, his works are displayed in the garden and inside the old French colonial villa. Cappellano also works on commission, with all sculptures being limited editions, some with only about five original pieces. Commissioned works are delivered to the buyer’s home within 6-10 weeks.

Hay Hay

  • Address: Hay Hay, 155 Tran Phu, Hoi An, Vietnam

Hay Hay is a new art complex in Hoi An that brings together local artists to create contemporary artworks. Each piece is part of a range of design products, such as stationery, cards, household items, and oil paintings, perfect for gifts or as souvenirs of Vietnam. The idea behind Hay Hay is to nurture local artistic talent and provide artists with a stable income to pursue their careers. The shop itself resembles an art project in progress, with chandeliers made from tree branches, conical hats hanging from ropes, tile floors, and ever-changing decor. Hay Hay’s future goal is to support the increasing number of local creative artists, back local art projects, and establish a place where artists, locals, and tourists can buy unique souvenirs at affordable prices.

Ami Galerie

  • Address: 46 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Phone: +84 5103 911963

Opened in 2005, Ami Galerie is housed inside an old house that also serves as the studio and showroom of French artist Jean Cabanes (1949). Cabanes’ creative work not only uses traditional media but also draws inspiration from local art and life in Vietnam. Besides displaying his traditional paintings on paper, the space also hosts exhibitions and events for other artists working in photography and painting. The exhibiting artists come from Vietnam, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Au Lac Wood Art

  • Address: 152 Tran Phu, Hoi An, Vietnam

Au Lac Wood Art was founded in 2004 by two young artists, Tran Thu and Nguyen Viet Linh. It offers a combination of traditional and contemporary wood carving art. Their works have won many awards, including a gold medal for a cultural award in 2004, a product design award, and a creative design award in 2005. Today, the studio boasts 100 sculptors working with the artists to develop and realize their ideas. Au Lac Wood Art supports vocational training and local labor, prioritizing young people as a way to provide them with job opportunities and to preserve the art of wood carving. The workshops, located outside Hoi An, also train and employ disabled people: ten disabled wood carvers now work at the gallery, earning a stable income and working equally.

Ngan Xua Art Gallery

  • Address: 95 Tran Phu, Hoi An, Vietnam,
  • Phone:+84 510 391 1467

Ngan Xua Gallery specializes in lacquer and painted works. Lacquer is one of Vietnam’s oldest and most traditional art techniques. Many shops and galleries across the country sell mass-produced lacquer products and paintings made with resin instead of traditional lacquer, which is cheaper and quicker to produce. Ngan Xua prides itself on its collection of works by local lacquer artists who use traditional techniques with real lacquer on wood. The gallery offers original artworks, ranging from abstract to landscapes, portraits, and street life scenes.

Hoi An Fine Art Gallery

  • Address: 42 Phan Boi Chau, Hoi An, Vietnam

Opened in 2013, Hoi An Fine Art Gallery is housed in a French colonial-style house in Hoi An. The gallery serves as the studio and showroom of French photographer Etienne Bossot, offering high-quality prints of his works for sale. His exclusive collections use imported photo paper to produce high-quality prints of his travel photography. All images are printed in Australia, then rolled into a PVC tube and shipped to the buyer’s address within seven working days. With photos taken across Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, Bossot’s work depicts subjects in a powerful yet poetic manner, such as the feet of monks in orange robes walking, women working in fields, and ethnic minorities.

The above article is a list of the top 10 art galleries to visit when in Hoi An, recommended by DanangPrivateCar.com. We hope our suggestions help you have memorable experiences in Hoi An. Don’t forget to use DanangPrivateCar.com’s private car service in Hoi An to make your trip even more enjoyable.


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