Welcome to the Artists’ Colony of Jerusalem

Welcome to the Artists’ Colony of Jerusalem

Hutzot HaYotzer (as it is known in Hebrew) is a charming studio-lined lane at the foot of the Old City walls, within a short walk from the Jaffa Gate and Mamilla Mall. Established in 1967 by the legendary mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek, the artist colony is a bridge between western and eastern Jerusalem. Teddy Kollek understood that art can and should be a ‘bridge of peace’ at the heart of this sacred city. Over the past fifty years, this collection of artist studios, workshops and Judaica filled galleries has endeared itself to tourists and natives alike. One of the annual highlights of the year that takes place in August is the International Arts and Crafts Festival. Thousands of visitors stream to Hutzot HaYotzer to delight in and engage artists from the world over during this festive experience.

Some of Israel’s finest artists have made Hutzot HaYotzer their home.  Photography, painting, weaving, silversmithing, and jewelry design are some of the media in which these artists have distinguished themselves. Judaic art and masterpieces abound. Whether you are in search of a unique havdalah set, hand-woven tallit, stunning photography, colorful Mizrach, or a culinary experience, Hutzot HaYotzer boasts a spectrum of artistic creations. It is a multi-generational experience of new and young artists who have founded an artistic community. These Jerusalem art galleries are some of the best and finest that you will find in the country. Yet, it is not just the material pieces that will impress and inspire you; it is the personal stories that you will encounter that will animate your experience and make for an unforgettable visit to Jerusalem.

The Artists’ Colony is a short distance from all of the major hotels in the heart of Jerusalem. Minutes from the King David Hotel, David’s Citadel, The Waldorf Astoria, The Inbal, Dan Panorama, and Eldan. Walk down King David Street, make a turn by the Yellow Gas Station on to Emile Botte Street and follow the road down. Just past Teddy Park on the left side, you will reach the staircase leading down to the artist galleries, studios and workshops.

Hutzot HaYotzer (as it is known in Hebrew) is a charming studio-lined lane at the foot of the Old City walls, within a short walk from the Jaffa Gate and Mamilla Mall. Established in 1967 by the legendary mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek, the artist colony is a bridge between western and eastern Jerusalem. Teddy Kollek understood that art can and should be a ‘bridge of peace’ at the heart of this sacred city. Over the past fifty years, this collection of artist studios, workshops and Judaica filled galleries has endeared itself to tourists and natives alike. One of the annual highlights of the year that takes place in August is the International Arts and Crafts Festival. Thousands of visitors stream to Hutzot HaYotzer to delight in and engage artists from the world over during this festive experience.

Some of Israel’s finest artists have made Hutzot HaYotzer their home.  Photography, painting, weaving, silversmithing, and jewelry design are some of the media in which these artists have distinguished themselves. Judaic art and masterpieces abound. Whether you are in search of a unique havdalah set, hand-woven tallit, stunning photography, colorful Mizrach, or a culinary experience, Hutzot HaYotzer boasts a spectrum of artistic creations. It is a multi-generational experience of new and young artists who have founded an artistic community. These Jerusalem art galleries are some of the best and finest that you will find in the country. Yet, it is not just the material pieces that will impress and inspire you; it is the personal stories that you will encounter that will animate your experience and make for an unforgettable visit to Jerusalem.