Art in Valencia will be covered in full detail for you today and our opening section will discuss the best art galleries and museums near you.
After that we will get into a variety of other topics like local art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.
If you are after any specific section you can jump straight to it using the table of contents on the left and we are also including a Valencia art map with all of the various places we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
Those who are interested can read our other posts about the best galleries and museums around the country right there.
Best Art Galleries & Museums In Valencia
If you want to visit the best art galleries and museums in Valencia you can go to:
- Institut Valencià d’Art Modern at Guillem De Castro 118
- Museu Valencia De La Illustracio i De la Modernitat at Calle Quevedo 10
- Museu de Belles Arts de València at Carrer de Sant Pius V 9
- Museo Nacional De ceramica Gonzales Marti at Poeta Querol 2
- Centre del Carme at Carrer Museu 2
- Fundación Bancaja at Plaza De Tetuán 23
- Museu De La Impremta I De Les Arts Gràfiques at Carrer Joanot Martorell 6
- Fundación Chirivella Soriano at Calle Valeriola 13
- Museo del Patriarca at Carrer De La Nau 1
- Ana Serratosa Contemporary Art Gallery at Carrer De Pascual y Genís 19
- Shiras Galería at 3 Vilaragut St
- Alba Cabrera Galería De Arte Contemporáneo at Carrer De Joaquín Costa 4
The Institut Valencià d’Art Modern started in 1986 and is open from 10am to 7pm most days but they are closed on Monday and stay open until 9pm on Friday and is also known as IVAM. Knowledge, expansion, protection, promotion and diffusion of modern and contemporary art are its principal objectives and it can be found in the Centre Julio González which opened in 1989.
The Museum of Fine Arts is the most important museum reference near you consisting of a large art gallery and a large collection of drawings and engravings along with sculptures, archaeological pieces, architectural fragments, photographs, and decorative arts.
The González Martí National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts is a state owned museum and is directly managed by the General Sub Department of State Museums of the Ministry of Culture. They are open from 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm Tuesday through Saturday and 10am to 2pm on Sunday and the aim of the museum is to conserve, research and disseminate information about the ceramics, sumptuary arts, and decorative arts while the core collection of the museum comprises pottery, furniture, and other items from the founder.
Established in 1996 at the initiative of the Generalitat Valenciana and the Provincial Councils of Alicante, Castellón, and Valencia and the Town Halls of the three provincial capitals The Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana is very worth visiting.
The Bancaja Foundation is a private non-profit organization that works in favor of the progress of people and society paying special attention to the most vulnerable groups and promoting equal opportunities, participation, and access to culture, education, employment, and leisure.
Museu De La Impremta I De Les Arts Gràfiques opens at 10am every day but Monday offering a historical journey through the world of printing, from its origins to the present day.
In addition to the relevance of its church decorated in fresco by Matarana or its cloister one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture made with Carrara marble columns among the works of historical-artistic importance that are preserved in the Museo del Patriarca are the paintings of Caravaggio, El Greco, Van Der Weyden, Benlliure, Ribalta, or Pinazo among others. Head over from 11am to 1:30pm daily to check it all out.
The Ana Serratosa Gallery is open from 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm on weekdays as a small space in the centre of town whose purpose is allowing people to enjoy contemporary art in a closer and more relaxed way. The gallery is composed of several exhibition spaces where they intend to show that coexisting with contemporary art is possible.
Shiras Galería was founded in 2015 under the artistic direction of Sara Joudi. Shiras is open from 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm Monday through Saturday and is a member of the Consortium of Contemporary Art Galleries of Spain, LaVAC, and of the Valencia Excellence association as it emerges with the aim of offering an intergenerational proposal of high-caliber committed artists whose discourse is complemented by the voice of those of a more emerging character.
Alba Cabrera is a local contemporary art gallery that is open every day but Sunday and that is dedicated to the promotion, exhibition, and dissemination of exhibitions of painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installations of its artists regardless of their format.
Materials & Supplies Near You
To buy new materials or supplies head to art stores in your area like:
- Tot En Art at Carrer De Corona 35
- Módulos at Carrer De Gorgos 18
- R Vidal at Carrer De La Blanqueria 8
- Papelería Ana at Av Valladolid 38
- AKA Shop at Carrer Perelló 3
- Belles Artes Civera at Carrer Pascual y Genis 24
- Mundoceram at Luis Oliag 37
Tot En Art has been a part of the life of numerous fine arts virtuosos since 1999 and specializes in intaglio engraving, woodcuts, and lithography.
Since 1982 Papelera Ana has specialized in the sale of stationery materials while selling fine arts and drawing materials as well as graphic design, drawing and special papers, model materials, airbrush, basic stationery, and office and school supplies.
AKA Shop is the creator of AKA Colors which is a graffiti-specific paint that is totally designed and manufactured near you.
Mundoceram is a family-owned company with 30 years of experience that provides a wide range of supplies and tools for working with glass, enamel on metal, ceramic and porcelain ornamentation, and clays. They also offer a service to help you make ceramics, porcelain, clay, glass fusing, and other works.
Shows & Events
There are some really fun local art shows, events, and festivals like:
- Falles in March
- Saint John’s Eve in June
- Great Valencia Fair in July
- Gran Nit de Juliol in July
The Falles is a traditional ceremony celebrated yearly in honor of Saint Joseph. The five main days are from March 15 to 19 but the Mascletà which is a pyrotechnic spectacular of firecracker detonation and fireworks show is held every day from March 1 to 19.
Saint John’s Eve is the night before the Feast Day of St John the Baptist which falls on the June solstice often known as Midsummer. It is also the longest day of the year which is followed by the shortest night and it is a night of joy and celebration.
Gran Feria de Valencia has been running for around 140 years and takes place every July. Previously known as the July Festival or Fair, locals and visitors alike enjoy hundreds of events and activities around the city during the month-long Gran Fira.
For a night of museums that stay open until midnight and have many cultural offerings check out La Gran Nit de Juliol.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
Art dealers and appraisers are where you can encounter new unique pieces or learn the value of something you already own:
- Gala Cultural Consulting at Avinguda dels Germans Maristes 28 3B
- Perspectiva10 at Cami del Bovalar 21
- Galería Noël Ribes at Carrer de Vilaragut 7
Gala Cultural Consulting is a global communication agency that is attentive to changes in society and markets. They are committed and allied with companies, organizations, and institutions to grow, evolve, promote, and preserve their brands and their reputation.
Perspectiva10 sells original paintings, mirrors, and other works.
In the Noël Ribes Gallery they sell a great variety of European paintings, drawings, furniture, and decorative arts from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.
On a sunny day try out one of these art walking tours:
- Street Art Walking Tour at Plaça de la Verge
- Turiart at Carrer de l’Editor Cabrerizo 3
The Valencia street art tour begins with an explanation of the history of graffiti as well as the difference between graffiti and street art in your area. Then you will wander through the El Carmen neighborhood visiting the city’s most noted murals and street art projects.
Sculptures & Statues
These statues and sculptures can also be fun to check out when the weather is nice:
- La Dama Iberica at Avinguda de les Corts Valencianes 16
- Monumento a El Palleter at C/ de Guillem de Castro 96
- Monumento a Vicente Blasco Ibáñez at Plaça dels Porxets 2
- La Victoria de Valencia at Plaça d’Amèrica 2
- Homenaje al Labrador Valenciano at Gran Via del Marqués del Túria 9
- Font de la La Pantera Rosa at Carrer de les Filipines 37
La Dama Ibérica is the work of the artist Manolo Valdés and was created in 2007.
Vicente Doménech was known by the nickname El Palleter and was a popular and prominent figure in the Spanish War of Independence and according to tradition he was the first to raise his cry of revolt against the French.
The bronze sculpture near you of writer Vicente Blasco Ibáñez was created in 1998 by Nassio Bayarri and is located in the Plaza dels Portxets.
La Victoria de Valencia symbolizes the resurgence of the city after the flood of 1957 and it was created by Antonio Sacramento.
Valencia Art Classes
It doesn’t matter if you want private lessons or group classes for kids, teens, or adults some of the best art schools in Valencia are:
- Belart Formación at Carrer de Fontanars dels Alforins 64
- Academia d’Art at Carrer de Calixt III 1
- Atelier d’Arts at Carrer del Túria 47
- Oasis Art escola d`arts at Carrer d’Aparicio Albiñana 9
- Pinta Valencia at Carrer de na Jordana 12
- Pintarte Valencia at Carrer de Montesa 48
The Belart Academy is a meeting place between like-minded people who love fine arts, dance, music, yoga, and other creative medias.
The local Academia d’Art is a great place to learn drawing, painting, artistic projects, and development of creativity.
At Petit Atelier d’Arts they provide personalized teaching for children, adults, and art and design students. Playful jobs are proposed to the kids aimed at their physical training and emotional development disguised as games to grow in creativity and skills while teens and adults can choose the starting point of their work at the Atelier according to their curiosity, desire, or need.
For a space dedicated to free creativity and learning artistic techniques in your area where painting classes, drawing, monographic courses, and master classes are all available consider Oasis Escola D`Arts.
Pinta Valencia is a project made up of a team of professionals trained in in the areas of art and education that provides drawing, painting and engraving classes for children and adults.
Studios For Rent Near You
We don’t know of any specific art studios to rent at the moment but you might be able to find some open studio space available Fundacion Bancaja from our initial best museums in your area list.
For art framing services in Valencia head to:
- Marcos Santa Clara at C del Mestre Bellver 23
- Beleño Y Roselló at Carrer de l’Enginyer Vicent Pichó 3
- Ros Marcos at Carrer de Sueca 78
- Enmarcaciones de Cuadros en Valencia at Avinguda del Doctor Waksman 23
- Cuadros Bravo at Carrer de Lluís de Santàngel 26
- Pan de Oro at Carrer del Músic Peydró 20
Marcos Santa Clara sells frames with high quality neutral products for the conservation of their works while oil restorations, sales of engravings, watercolors, and prints are all available.
At Beleño and Rosello they have been offering custom framing and digital printing services for more than 50 years to both individuals and to professionals. In the catalog you will find a wide variety of wood and aluminum moldings as well as all the necessary accessories to personalize your framing.
Everything from the family photo or college degree to the poster or souvenir acquired on a trip can be framed at Ros Marcos in a wide variety of moldings.
Enmarcaciones de Cuadros en Valencia Cuadros y Marcos Pareja Gimeno is a family business that has been consolidated in the painting and framing sector since 1969 where they began as wholesale distributors of paintings in the furniture sector throughout the region.
Cuadros Bravo can frame anything from a 19th century canvas to a university degree, a photograph, a family memory, or even objects like keys, watches, T-shirts, and more. They frequently work with the general public and galleries, museums, artists, interior designers, and decorators.
Pan de Oro, Marcos y Cuadros is a physical and online store dedicated to framing, moldings, pictures, sheets, canvases, and engravings.
By the way we have also discussed the local art scene in:
Have Fun Enjoying The Valencia Art Scene
Hopefully we did a decent job of covering the art scene near you. We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, local supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in your area.
Feel free to share your own tips or to let us know if you noticed anything incorrect in the comments section below. Have fun going to the galleries, museums, buying supplies, or doing anything that has to do with art in Valencia!