Treat yourself with a special souvenir from the unique art galleries and boutique shops in Old Akko.
There are handmade & art galleries in Old Akko alongside to Boutique Shops: Art 192, Oroca, Baba Yaga, Duck You Akko, Symbolic Jewels Studio, Tamar Jordan Studio, and the Art Gallery Akko.
In Old Akko, there is an abundance of galleries and studio shops selling art and handicrafts, in addition to boutique and special concept shops such as Roi’s shop called Duck You, which first opened in Old Akko and later in other places around the country including Tel Aviv.
The ART 192 Gallery
This gallery was built in a magical space among the alleyways of Akko’s Old City and features the collaboration between 10 Galilean artists who are engaged in various fields of art and creativity.
The gallery started its journey when two friends decided to make their dream of becoming artists in a special place a reality. After searching in several cities and locations in Northern Israel, they chose Old Akko. While they located a place for their gallery in an ancient and impressive Ottoman building, their collaboration grew to include and additional 10 Galilean artists. The gallery displays an impressive variety of artwork and handicrafts created by the artists. Each day a different artist can be found at the gallery. When visiting the gallery, you can view the variety of artwork, make a purchase and you may even catch a glimpse of the artist creating her artwork.
The Types of Art at the Gallery
Ceramics: Ilana Pur, Esti Kehati, Kayla Talmi, Niva Herzog, Lucy Bashan-Bar’on, Orit Kama and Edna Fiorek. Glass: Anat Cohen. Paper: Hedva Klein. Recycled materials: Paula Reikin.
Sundays to Thursdays & Saturdays 10:00 to 17:00; Fridays 10:00 to 15:00
Tel: 972-4-828-3955; Email: [email protected]
OROCA Handmade Jewelry Studio
Orly Coffler, artist and jewelry designer, opened this handmade jewelry studio. In addition to the exquisite display of jewelry at the studio, Orly runs workshops for small and large groups, which can be scheduled in advance.
Her creations include silver jewelry, 18 karat gold plated jewelry, gold-filled jewelry with real gemstones and other materials, jewelry featuring extraordinary shapes and textures and wall art. Orly’s work is displayed and sold at various museums, including: The Jewish Museum in London, the Haifa Museum Shop, the Hamizgaga Museum shop, the Central Gallery in Safed, and the Ein Hod Gallery.
Open Sundays, Wednesdays to Fridays and with advance reservations.
Tel: 972-50-871-1430; Email: [email protected]
BABA YAGA Gallery
Artist Oxana Teineko has been knitting hats, scarves and slippers for many years. She knitted her first doll 13 years ago when she was on maternity leave with her second daughter. Her first dolls were princesses, and her friends started asking her to knit them a ‘house’ witch for birthday gifts. According to Slavic folklore, there are stories about a witch called Baba Yaga and Russian speakers are familiar with these tales that their grandmothers used to tell them.
Oxana’s dream was to open her own gallery in a special place to display her dolls. When she discovered the Old City of Akko she fell in love and decided to set up a shop for her creations. This would be an opportunity for her to introduce them to tourists from Israel and around the world.
Oxana knew that she would call this gallery Baba Yaga. This name arouses the curiosity of those who are not yet familiar with the Slavic stories and folklore. Take the opportunity to visit the Baba Yaga dolls and their family members: the house witch, the sea witch, and other cute witches.
Opening Hours- 10:00 to 17:00
Contact info- Tel: 972-52-966-8191
Duck You Akko
Roi Samogora claims that his journey began in mid-2018, after realizing that ducks always put a smile on people’s faces; and it doesn’t really matter if the duck is a gift for a loved one, an ornament for the office, if you want to buy something for the baby or just want to attract attention.
After two years in business, he reached this conclusion – every home needs a duck!
The Duck You shop in Akko specializes in rubber ducks and putting a smile on people’s faces. There are over 500 types of rubber ducks for every age, for young and old (a grandfather and grandmother duck). In addition to ducks, there are plenty of duck-themed products such as: shirts, socks, bath bombs, soaps, books and even delicious duck cookies and many other surprises. You may take pictures at the shop, and smiles are free!!!
Sundays to Thursdays: 10:00 to 17:00, Fridays & Saturdays: 10:00 to 18:00. Closed on Mondays.
Tel: 972-50-488-4788; Email: [email protected]
Symbolic Jewels Studio
Symbolic Jewels is a special jewelry studio and gallery, established by artists Meran Shavit and Nissim Ben Adiva in order to display their jewelry designs and artwork to the shop’s visitors, from its inception until the finished product. The name Symbolic was selected by both artists to describe how they feel toward their creations.
The Jewelry Designers
Nissim creates jewelry from sterling silver (925). His special jewelry designs are inspired from the magical and unique atmosphere of Old Akko.
Meran uses old coins to design and create unique jewelry and Judaica. Among his creations, are pieces formed from one coin and other from several coins. When visiting the studio, you can watch the artists work and even schedule a workshop.
Every day of the week, including Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 16:30
Tel: 972-54-499-3792; 972-4-818-4864; Email: [email protected]
Tamar Jordan Studio
The Tamar Jordan Studio in the Old City of Akko is an inspiration where every item is designed and created by hand. The studio features the different items designed and created by Tamar: unique leather handbags, notebooks, handmade jewellery from leather, beads, and other materials, mezuzot and other decorative items. The shop also features a selection of second-hand vintage clothing.
You may order items designed personally for you.
Tel: 972-50-823-8225; Email: [email protected]
ART GALLERY AKKO
The gallery is run by Moshe Afota and features a spectacular display of artwork by the best Israeli artists. Among the artwork: original pictures, ceramics and pottery, jewelry, and nostalgic art.
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 21:00
Tel: 972-50-327-2778; Email: [email protected]