Al Riwaq Art Space runs major annual events that reflect on public art, design and community engagement.
Inspired by the creativity and skill of local talent, in 2010 we launched Market 338 – the first design market in Bahrain. Showcasing the designers and their work to the public on a small scale, the design market attracted a great number of visitors. Its success exposed the potential in Bahrain for public art events and in 2012 we launched the sister project “Alwan 338”.
Our vision of expanding the private into the public for greater discourse organically merged the two events together and in 2014 Al Riwaq launched “The Nest”.
Al Riwaq also hosts various exhibitions, workshops, and public events throughout the year.