The Valley of Art in Al-Ula Saudi Arabia : All you need to know [2023]

The Valley of Art in Al-Ula

Enjoy a unique experience and wander in the desert amidst the wonderful landscapes and rocks in the Valley of Art in Al-Ula …

A valley in the Al-Ula desert is transformed into a new cultural destination that embraces the masterpieces of contemporary art.

The Valley of Art is a huge art project in Al-Ula Governorate in Saudi Arabia, which includes works of art drawn from the nature of Al-Ula by the most famous artists. The project aims at the commitment of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula to the biodiversity and natural heritage in the region.

The project also provides opportunities for local communities by launching a series of jobs, developing skills and increasing public interaction, in addition to forming a platform for local and international creative artists to meet. The area of ​​​​the Valley of Art is estimated at 65 square kilometers, and it is scheduled to be completed in 2024.

It is characterized by the diversity and distinction of its artworks, and is a unique destination for visitors who wish to enjoy contemporary art in the middle of the Saudi desert. The Art Valley project also offers a range of opportunities for local communities by launching a series of jobs, developing skills, and increasing public interaction.

What are the most important artistic landmarks in the Valley of Art Al-Ula?

The Valley of Art in Al-Ula

The Art Valley includes many works of art inspired by the nature of the surrounding area, which were created by local and international artists. Among these distinctive works of art in the Valley of Art Al-Ula:

  • “The Mirror” by Saudi artist Manal Al-Dowayan.
  • “The Stud” by the Saudi artist Ahmed Mater.
  • The Wave, by American artist Richard Long.
  • The Gate, by American artist Dan Flavin.
  • “The Moon” by American artist Jessica Davis.
  • “The Square” by American artist Michael Heizer.
  • “The Stone” by American artist James Turrell.
  • “Red Square” by American conceptual artist Agnes Dennis.

The site 

The Valley of Art in Al-Ula

The Valley of Art is located in the ancient town of Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia, and connects the historical Al-Hijr and Al-Qarh in Al-Ula. Al-Hijr was built by the Nabataeans more than two thousand years ago, while Al-Qarh is one of seven distinctive markets in the kingdom. The stunning art project raises the bar for Desert X AlUla with its new Art Valley initiative.

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