Learn about Laos' contemporary art scene

Vientiane has a growing art scene and for anyone who has an interest in contemporary art, we highly recommend visiting the city’s unique Icat gallery. We can organise for you to be taken on an exclusive private tour of the gallery led by the owner and founder. You will be given a thorough and engaging introduction to Laos’s contemporary art scene and explain a bit about the history of the art scene in Laos and how it has evolved in a country where artistic creativity has not always been welcomed.

A short drive away from the Icat gallery is Caruso Lao, the studio and shop of Canadian artist and long-time Laos resident, Sandra Caruso. This is also well-worth a visit to peruse Sandra’s high-quality silk brocades and handcrafted tableware, which can be found in some of the smartest hotels around the world. Each piece reflects aspects of Lao culture and has a unique design.

These two contemporary art experiences can be booked separately or together or included as part of a wider Vientiane city tour.

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