Arts & Artisans

Ubud is famous for being the artistic centre of Bali and it is hard to deny that the local people are artistically gifted in a way that’s rarely seen elsewhere in the world. In turn this has drawn many artists from around the world to make their home here. The town is vibrantly creative: you will see evidence of artistry wherever you turn, from the fabulous silver jewellery in the shops, to the intricate carved doorways of homes and temples, to the mossy stone statues and delightful stone mosaics that decorate the town’s laneways.

Painting is the most common art form, and you’ll find little art galleries all over town, while silver-smithing, stone masonry, woodcarving, basket-weaving, batik and other ancient crafts traditions still flourish in Ubud and its neighbouring villages. In the last decade or two these more traditional pursuits have been joined by potters, sculptors, jewellers, furniture-makers and artisans working with glass, metals, cane, bone, volcanic stone and more. Whether you are interested in just soaking it all in, taking a class, or looking for the perfect piece to adorn your home or body, we are happy to help you find it.