Museum of Fine Arts
Open every day from 10am-6pm except Mondays and official holidays, the museum charges 3 GEL ($1.30) for entry. It also offers guided tours for minimum ten people groups.
Georgia’s capital Tbilisi offers a wide variety of activities for art lovers. Here you can find various museums of fine art displaying exhibits from both local and foreign artists, galleries, art-related cafes and vibrant street art. Here’s your guide to some of the best places to admire art in the city.
Photography lovers should lead to Fotografia, a gallery showcasing Tbilisi’s limited edition print photography. The venue aims to support the work of local and international photographers. Founded last year, in 2017, by an American-born photographer, Ryan McCarrel, and Giorgi Rodionov, a Georgian visual artist, the main objective of the gallery is to promote members of the Georgian photographic community who significantly contribute to visual arts.
The gallery hosts various events and workshops as well, so if you’re interested make sure to check their Facebook page for updates
21/4 Revaz Tabukashvili St, Tbilisi, Georgia, +995 599 09 34 44
Street art is quite scattered in Tbilisi. However, there are several spots you can find some of the best mural art. Underground passages are the main spaces to look for. Both small and big passages can hide beautiful and interesting graffiti, some of which can have social, political or cultural connotations. Vake Park and Hero Square underground passages hide some of the best gems from local mural artists.
Located right next to the famous Clock Tower, this beautiful café is part of the Gabriadze complex. Rezo Gabriadze is a playwright, a sculptor, film director, writer and a painter who created the Clock Tower and designed the cafe and its puppet theater. Cafe Gabriadze displays his art including posters, sculptures, ceramics and paintings.
Being one of the popular cafes for locals, the interior of Moulin Electrique is a mixture of Parisian Montmartre and an underground Russian writer’s quarters. With old posters, pictures, and vintage decor, the place is a perfect spot to relax a bit, enjoy a cup of your favorite beverage, fuel up with tasty food, or to simply enjoy a warm day in their small garden setting.
28 Kote Afkhazi St, Tbilisi, Georgia, +995 551 33 12 39
To end your day, pay a visit to Art-Cafe Home where colorful paintings and canvases line up next to each other both on the walls and ceilings on every floor of the venue. Sit down and order a cocktail and admire the works scattered on the three floors – if you stay longer, you’ll catch DJs spinning and locals flocking to the venue for late night fun.
13 Betlemi St, Tbilisi, Georgia, +995 599 70 80 79
Similar to Art-Cafe Home, Cafe-Gallery is a hangout place for late evening and night entertainment for many locals. However, you can come here early in the evening to admire the tapestries on the floor and art hanging on its walls.
34 Alexander Griboedov St, Tbilisi, Georgia, +995 322 99 57 47