Our community art initiatives.
Photos, videos & articles about Art Reach Bahrain.
A painted mural for BMI
In 2019, Art Reach designed a mural for Bahrain Mobility International's sports hall which also serves as an events space. Inspired by Para-athletes our members collaborated with artist Seana Mallen and invited the center's pre-school children to try their hand at painting one day. Sponsorship for this initiative was provided by the Yousif & Aysha Almoayyed Charity.
How we got started.
In 2014, Art Reach approached the Northern Area Municipality with an idea to beautify Bahrain's streets and parks using colorful mosaic tiles. By getting the community directly involved in the creative process, their hope was that participants would take pride in their work and learn the value of making positive changes in their environment.
Building Bridges Film Festival
In October 2017, Art Reach partnered with the Building Bridges Film Festival and Artology Bahrain to host art workshops inspired by the film, Saving Banksy.
A special program of events combining street art, film screenings and post-film discussions were carefully designed to educate and engage high school students. Workshops took place in our studio in Harbour Gate and the artwork created was then exhibited in multiple venues: the Cultural Hall, BIC and BFH. Go to: Building Bridges Film Festival for more information about this charity film festival that fundraises for refugee programs in Greece.
Riffa Park's public art work.
Thanks to support from the Royal University for Women (RUW), Art Reach conducted mosaic workshops for students of the College of Art & Design. Their final artwork was showcased in BIGS 2016, a national event held annually in the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Center in Manama.
That same year, Art Reach designed a peaceful resting area in Riffa Walk Park, to showcase RUW's mosaic panels. Construction and landscaping for the installation was sponsored by the National Initiative for Agricultural Development (NIAD). In April 2016, a spring planting event was organized by Art Reach in which volunteers from local schools participated.
Creations by our members.
In preparing for our community art workshops, Art Reach members meet to plan and test designs or methods in the creative process. Sometimes this provides opportunities for our artists to work independently or as a group to create fabulous works of art! Their
artistic creations have been exhibited at public events and sold by the artists to interested buyers. If you would like to commission a mosaic piece, we can put you in touch with the artists.
Private commissions fall outside Art Reach's community service initiative, and are an arrangement between artist and client.