We will be going through all we know about art in Valencia in great depth for you today. As the piece progresses galleries, museums, supply stores, schools, shows, events, and more will be broken down.
Even if we are trying to cover it all the best Valencia Art Galleries and Museums seem like the wisest starting point. Then we will start to span out and get into the best local art stores for anyone that is trying to buy some new materials or supplies.
We also can’t forget about the best shows, festivals, and events in the region. Going on an art walk or simply enjoying a leisurely stroll in the right parts of town can be a lot of fun when the weather permits. Checking out the top statues and sculptures in the city can also work well with that.
Expect to learn about local art schools that offer both group and private lessons too. Studio space where you can work on your latest project, as well as dealers, appraisers, and framing services in the area will be covered.
You will find a local art map before you go that will show you where all of these spots are located. Those who are interested can read our other posts about cities in Spain 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
- Pepita Lumier at Calle Segorbe 7
- 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, IVAM, was born in 1986 with the approval of its founding law as public law entity by the parliament. Knowledge, expansion, protection, promotion and diffusion of modern and contemporary art are its principal objectives. The space in which is located, the Centre Julio González, is a new building opened in 1989, in which the museum collection is exhibited alongside other temporary exhibitions.
The Museum of Fine Arts is the most important museum reference near you. It basically consists of a large art gallery and a large collection of drawings and engravings, as well as 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. The aim of the museum is to conserve, research and disseminate information about the ceramics, sumptuary arts and decorative arts. The core collection of the Museum comprises pottery, furniture, and other items from the founder.
The Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana, an autonomous public body, is in charge of structuring the exhibition offer in the community. It was established in 1996 at the initiative of the Generalitat Valenciana, the Provincial Councils of Alicante, Castellón and Valencia and the Town Halls of the three provincial capitals.
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 offers 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. Pepita Lumier is a contemporary art gallery specialized in drawing, illustration and comics.
The Ana Serratosa Gallery is 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 by several exhibition spaces where we 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 a member of the Consortium of Contemporary Art Galleries of Spain, LaVAC, and of the Valencia Excellence association. 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 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 near you 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 that specializes in intaglio engraving, woodcuts, and lithography. Since 1982 Papelera Ana has specialized in the sale of stationery materials. They sell fine arts and drawing materials, as well as graphic design, drawing and special papers, model materials, airbrush, basic stationery, office and school supplies.
Aka Shop is the creator of AKA Colors, a graffiti-specific paint. AKA Colors is a product 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 art shows, events, and festivals in your area like:
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, 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 nearly 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.
La Gran Nit de Juliol is a night of museums that stay open until midnight and have many cultural offerings.
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 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:
The Valencia street art tour begins with an explanation of the history of graffiti, as well as the difference between graffiti and street art. Then you will wander through the El Carmen neighborhood visiting the city’s most noted murals and street art projects. This once run-down neighborhood at the northern end of the Old City is ever-evolving and is now becoming more well-known for its striking atmosphere, unique nightlife, and amazing art.
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, known by the nickname El Palleter, was a popular and prominent figure in the Spanish War of Independence and who, according to tradition, would be the first to raise his cry of revolt against the French.
The bronze sculpture of writer Vicente Blasco Ibáñez was created in 1998 by the sculptor 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. The author of the work is 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. At Belart social ties are built that help the development of the person, both in children and adults.
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. The teens and adults can choose the starting point of their work at the Atelier, according to their curiosity, desire or need.
Oasis Escola D`Arts is a space dedicated to free creativity and learning artistic techniques. Painting classes, drawing, monographic courses and master classes are all available.
Pinta Valencia is a project made up of a team of professionals trained in in the areas of art and education. Pintarte Valencia has 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 near you 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 frame with high quality neutral products for the conservation of their works. Oil restoration, sale of engravings, watercolors, and prints are all available.
In Beleño and Rosello they have been offering custom framing and digital printing services for more than 50 years, both to 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.
Ros Marcos frames everything from the family photo or college degree to the poster or souvenir acquired on a trip while offering 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 or 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 the 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!