In 2006, Ayyam Gallery was founded by cousins Khaled and Hisham Samawi. With the aim to revive Syrian art history, the family owned gallery has long since been a leader in the Arab art scene.
Since their expansion into Beirut and Dubai, Ayyam Gallery's exhibitions have transcended the Syrian boundaries into other Arab art styles, allowing Middle Eastern art to resonate all throughout the region.
Now Ayyam Gallery has branched out to London, with their first exhibition debuting just last week, on January 24. The London opening featured art from Lebanese artist and architect Nadim Karam, renowned for his public art works and urban regeneration projects.
The event was a success, with over seven hundred visitors on opening night.
We're hoping that Ayyam Gallery's international appeal doesn't end with it's London gig, especially with all the upcoming Arab Spring art.
Regionally famous? Check. Internationally renowned? Check. Total respect from the Beirut.com team? Triple check.
(Photo via ayyamgallery.com)