The Pop-Up Art Gallery and Boutique returns to the Spine!


Sunday, December 12 to Thursday, December 16, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Building 5, Level 2, Rooms 2252 and 2286
(Campus Spine, adjacent to the Matjar store)

As Commencement partner, the Office of the Arts brings to the KAUST graduates, their families, our faculties and the entire community, the customary end of year Pop-Up Art Gallery and Boutique on the Spine.

Gifts, camel saddles, bohemian treasures, jewellery, shemagh with a twist, artworks and more. Exquisite items showcasing select local and regional designers and homegrown talents are available at this temporary, curated and multidisciplinary pop-up. Treat yourself or bring perfect, compact, memories of Saudi Arabia with you on your winter gift-giving holidays.

The Office of the Arts is committed to promoting Saudi talents, shaping strategies to reflect external opportunities and supporting the local economy. The totality of the pop-up’s proceeds goes directly to our vendors.

Pardon our quirks!

As a philanthropic endeavour, the Pop-Up Art Gallery and Boutique on the Spine is cash-only and does not operate a credit card terminal.

As they are select artisans’ creations, traditional handmade pieces, which are not mass-produced, quantities for most items are low. Many are, at least partially, handcrafted, therefore slight irregularities are a feature.

We trust that you value craftsmanship (and its singularities) as much as we do!

About the Office of the Arts

Under the umbrella of The Office of the Provost, the Office of the Arts consists of a visual and performing arts team with a mission to promote art, science and culture in KAUST, the Kingdom, and in the wider global context.

For further information, contact