If you some how haven’t heard already and clueless as to what’s happening in Bahrain, this is one awesome artistic collaboration you will not want to miss!!

Al Riwaq Art Space and the Block 338 community present a grand community-driven cultural and artistic collaboration in Adliya, Bahrain.

The event’s kick off is on March 26, 2012 and will run for 4 weeks. The beauty and soul of Bahrain will surely be pulsating at this event.  The area block 338 is going to be transformed into a hub for art and music! Follow @alriwaq and @alwan338

Here is what you can expect to see at block 338, where art, soul and music combine..


The first intervention of art, music, and films to the fine dining area of the acclaimed Block 338. By

engaging its community, Alwan highlights the beauty of the intimate atmosphere of its alleyways and

under-used open spaces. Enriching the art of dining with visual arts and music, emmerging local and

resident artists are empowered by showcasing their work on a grand scale.

Al Riwaq Art Space:

“Al Mahata,” or the station, documents the important stations of our lives, in a light manner. Merging

native art, installations, and photomanipulations, this joint exhibition aims to reflect the universality of

being passengers in life.

I am the Other:

Where does the self end and the other begin? A resident artist at Al Riwaq Art Space engages

with more than 20 Bahraini-based artists in a discussion which is reflected in a multi-media exhibition

taking place in a vacant restaurant in the heart of Adliya.

338 Restaurants:

Participating restaurants are altered to creatively reflect the shift of the 338 neighborhood. Discover

artistically modified facades, thresholds, and programs that embrace the distinctive block camaraderie.

The Park:

Reforming found and upcycled materials, an under-utilized open space is transformed into a domestic

public space. Surrounded by unconventional plantings, The Park encompases a stage, library, and

cinema screen with weekly musical and film events for an unparalleled outdoor experience. Enjoy

our quircky informal seating arrangements while visiting our onsite café, serving local snacks and

beverages, open daily from 3-10pm.

Public Art:

Mapping the neighborhood artistically, the public art aims to link the main hubs of 338 by coloring

alternative paths. Alwan enhances the surroundings by meshing a new layer to the existing natural growth of the block, leaving an imprint to its visitors

For more information, please visit their website by clicking here / or call them at 17-717-441.

A few images below to give you hints on creative spaces…

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*images belong to alwan338