AlUla has inspired artists for thousands of years. From past exhibits like Desert X, Franchise Freedom and Van Gogh Alive to new museums and upcoming art exhibits that showcase local culture and Islamic arts, discover how AlUla is leading Saudi Arabia’s mission to become a globally recognised centre for arts and culture.
In fact, over the next decade, Saudi Arabia intends to build numerous major art institutions and smaller museums — at least seven of which will reside in AlUla — to showcase an array of works, particularly those that place an emphasis on Saudi culture and Islamic arts.
As a driving force in this artistic movement, AlUla is taking strides to marry its rich culture, unique heritage and raw wilderness with more contemporary forms of expression. Most recently, several exhibitions took place during AlUla’s extraordinary Winter at Tantora Festival.