When you take those first steps into Studio Souk…
you step into an experience like no other in Belfast. Gone are the notions of your typical high street store and gone are the preconceptions of an “art space” being a cold, sterile and untouchable place.
Studio Souk is the breathe of fresh air needed to inspire the city centre and Belfast as a whole.
Studio Souk is open seven days a week, it is warm and inviting, with a rainbow of colours, sounds and sights to captivate our city and its communities.
You are immediately met with the smell of a turf candle, an array of colours and textures and the hustle and bustle of a thriving community of artists, designers and makers spread over three floors.
As you stroll upstairs you can see a textile designer busy at their sewing machine, a painter deep in thought as they stare at their canvas or a macrame artist making a beautiful and unique hanging plant pot. This is only touching the surface of what Studio Souk has to offer. There are ten different practitioners busy creating in their own studios and all stopping to talk; telling you about who they are and what they are making.
Not only can you see the artists at work seven days a week but you can also buy their beautifully crafted products.
There is a designated retail space on the ground floor for local artists who do not have their studio in the space but who can showcase and sell their products, also giving them the opportunity to grow their creative businesses and showcase their talent.
There are experienced staff ready to answer any questions you have and to give you that unique and tailored local shopping experience, or you can just pop up to our top floors to meet our resident dog 'darcy' and have a chat with our artists.
Studio Souk is a space to enjoy, a space to feel inspired by and a space to feel like your own.
Studio Souk is where creativity and community thrive every day.