Sukawati Art Market
Sukawati Art Market is the most longstanding art market in Bali and is regarded as the mother of all of the island’s similar markets. Locally known as Pasar Seni Sukawati, it is named after the village where it resides, which is famous for its communities of traditional artists, comprising sculptors, painters and dancers. Sukawati is often a highlight on tour itineraries and the first place that comes to mind for a myriad of souvenir choices at great bargain prices.
The art market consists of the main 2-storey building that is filled with many different stalls, some specialising in garuda sculptures and Kamasan-style paintings. With enough time on your hands, it is best to patiently browse through and ask for prices from a number of different stalls before finally striking a deal.
Kumbasari Art Market
An iconic art market in Bali situated across Badung River is the Kumbasari Art Market. Only half an hour from Kuta area, this art market hosts more than 200 kiosks and thousands of stalls. In the morning, the market serves as a typical traditional market offering fresh produce and groceries.
By noon, the market will transform showing off its artistic side. It features an extensive variety of artworks and souvenirs from silverware, towering sculptures, Balinese batiks and weavings, classical paintings, and many other Balinese signature ornaments. You can also browse through galleries of onsite painters and craftsmen, and bargain for wholesale prices. The market runs 24 hours a day, giving you flexible time to visit this market when you travel to Bali.
Ubud Art Market
The Ubud Art Market is famous as the most visited art market in Bali. Locally known as Pasar Seni Ubud, it is one of Ubud’s central landmarks, located just across the Jalan Raya Ubud road from the Puri Saren Royal Palace. It plays a central role in Ubud’s social and economic life. The market is actually comprised of 2 sections, the eastern part serves as the main traditional morning market where locals shop for daily groceries and household items.
The art market to the west is where you will find unique items from colourful silk scarves, tropical design shirts, statues, kites and handmade woven and cotton bags, baskets or straw hats, among plenty of other handicrafts. The art market is open every day except on ‘Nyepi’, the Saka New Year, when the whole island shuts down for a whole day.
Kuta Art Market
Go shopping and spend a day at the beach or the other way around at Kuta Art Market. Conveniently located at the end of Jalan Bakungsari with close proximity to the beach, this art market offers a plentitude of souvenirs, arts, and handicraft items for you to bring back home.
Those who do not have much time will enjoy Kuta Art Market as this bazaar-like complex sells an extensive range of items. You can find the typical Bali print t-shirt, vibrant sarongs, accessories and jewelries, as well as Balinese souvenirs such as surfboards and guitar-shaped fridge magnets, beer holders, and bottle openers.