More than 60 artists from Thailand and around the world (USA, Japan, Poland and Myanmar) will gather in Krabi next week for the annual Andaman Art Festival, to be held at the recently opened Andaman Cultural Centre on Maharat Road in Krabi Town.
Art workshops for adults and children will take place on 2 – 3 February, while an exhibition of the artists’ work will be on display at the Andaman Art Museum, at the rear of the complex. The grand opening of the exhibit takes place on 4 February at 5.30pm and it will be open to the public free of charge until the end of the month. The workshops are also free and you can sign up on site up to a day ahead.
This is the first major event to be hosted at the new Cultural Centre. The project looks promising, with various exhibition spaces, an auditorium and workshop area, though it has yet to open any permanent exhibits, such as the bead museum advertised outside. On our visit last week they were showing a temporary collection of art and sculpture inspired by southern Thai culture and traditions and created by both local children and professional artists, with some interesting pieces. It’s a first for Krabi, and worth popping in if you are in town – opening hours are 10am – 5pm daily.