In many cities with vibrant art communities, galleries and art spaces get together to promote their local art scene by agreeing to open late and hold special events that allow art lovers to visit a host of venues over an evening. Such initiatives give gallery hoppers an opportunity to have casual conversations with gallery owners, artists and fellow art lovers. Moreover, they help to promote other local businesses and strengthen communities as a whole.
Which is why for the second year running, thirteen galleries and art spaces in the Silom-Charoenkrung area have got together to promote the art scene in this unique and multi-cultural part of Bangkok. The participants are: Artery Post Modern Gallery, Artha Gallery, ATTA Gallery, Bridge Café & Art Space, Cho Why, Jam Café, Kathmandu Photo Gallery, Modern Art Gallery, Number 1 Gallery, Serindia Gallery, Speedy Grandma, Soy Sauce Factory, and Thavibu Gallery. On Friday, 20 February, 2015 they will be open until at least 11pm (with the exception of Number 1 Gallery and Thavibu Gallery).
You can access the Silom/Charoenkrung area via the Taksin Bridge BTS station, the MRT at Hualamphong, and the Chaopraya River Bus to the Oriental Pier or Taksin Bridge. The participating galleries and art spaces are all within walking distance of each other, and while you move between venues you can appreciate other local shops, food stalls, architectural curios, and micro communities along the way.