If you’re looking for an oasis of culture in a desert city, check out our list of art galleries in Gurgaon.

Gallerie Alternatives

GAThe veteran of fine art galleries in Gurgaon, Gallerie Alternatives was opened in 1999 with over 5,500 square feet of space. The gallery has displayed work by some of Indian art’s greats, including MF Hussain, Latika Katt, Abanindarnath Tagore, Krishen Khanna and many, many more.

Artwork is displayed on the website so you can get a feel for their taste before even visiting the location. They also host workshops and art appreciation meet-ups.

Where: 102, DLF Mega Mall, Phase I, Golf Club Road

Nearest Metro Station: Sikanderpur

Timings: 11am – 7pm {closed on Tuesdays}

Contact: 0124 4381439, +91 9717396819, or email contact@galleriealternatives.com

Find out more here and follow them on Facebook here.

Art Alive

Having been around since 2001, the Art Alive gallery is at the forefront of the NCR art scene. Hosting regular events- including seminars, art book launches, catalogues and carefully curated shows- the gallery has a packed schedule.

Art Alive also hosts and supports Emerging Artists, a programme that offers art patrons the chance to buy art easily and at a reasonable price. The Emerging Artists website connects buyers with young and emerging talents, giving them a platform to showcase their work.

Note: This is their secondary gallery. The primary gallery is located in Panchsheel Park, Delhi.

Where: No. 120, Institutional area, Sector 44

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre

Timings: 11am – 7pm {Monday to Saturday}

Contact: 0124 4932000, or email info@artalivegallery.com

Find out more here and for Emerging Artists, click here.

Peacock Art Gallery

peacockOne of the new kids on the block, the Peacock Art Gallery was started in 2014. With the desire to uphold the traditions of Indian art, the gallery showcases many oil and acrylic on canvas paintings. They plan to expand into the fields of sculpture and photography. The website displays the exhibited artwork, most of which can be bought online.

Where: SG-50, Galleria Market, Phase IV

Nearest Metro Station: IIFCO Chowk

Timings: 12pm – 9pm

Contact: 0124 4109600, or email info@peacockartgallery.com

Find out more here and follow them on Facebook here.

Gallery One

The spacious gallery has prided itself on discovering and nurturing budding artists. Over the years they have found themselves playing host to some of the country’s leading talents, but their desire is still to find and showcase young talent. They are currently showcasing a series of artwork by Thai and Cambodian artists.

Gallery One offers event-based support to the Genesis Foundation, an NGO that provides deprived children with medical care.

Where: 4105, DLF City, Phase IV

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre

Timings: 11am – 6.30pm {closed on Tuesdays}

Contact: +91 9910004900, or email neeraj@galleryoneindia.com or galleryoneindia@gmail.com

Find out more here and follow them on Facebook here.

Art Pilgrim

artpilgrimHaving first started in Hauz Khas Village, Art Pilgrim relocated to Gurgaon. They host exhibitions and workshops that bring new and exciting collections to the art enthusiast public, having previously organised curated shows in the UK.

With over 20 years of experience in the gallery circuit Art Pilgrim knows what they are doing, they have a unique style and bring in artists to match that.

Where: A-689A, Opp. Laburnum, Sushant Lok Phase I, Sector 43

Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk

Timings: 11am – 5pm {closed on Tuesdays}

Contact: 0124 3260707, +91 9810032875 or email galleryartpilgrim@gmail.com

Find out more here and follow them on Facebook here.

Quill and Canvas

Conceptually, this might be the most interesting space. A bookstore-cum-art gallery, Quill and Canvas was initially a tiny shop in Galleria Market until it could no longer be contained. The new avatar is a good ten times bigger. With mostly canvas works, which add to the décor of the bookstore, the space exhibits and sells artwork.

There is no thematic exhibition so to speak. All works are vetted and then displayed by the management of Quill and Canvas. So you can consider the exhibited works a curated show by the owner.

Where: 122, South Point Mall, Sector 53, Golf Course Road

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre

Timings: 10.30am – 9pm

Contact: 0124 4050694, +91 9818189604

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