Dead Sea Art Gallery Brings Attention to the Shrinking Salty Waters
Ar e you planning a trip to the Dead Sea region?
Come and experience the latest addition to this popular tourist destination – original Dead Sea art at Kayla Beach .
The Dead Sea remains one of the most visited bodies of water in the world.
For thousands of years, people have flocked to the salty water for its rejuvenating properties. Millions of visitors now stay at the various seaside resorts lining the shores.
Of course, there is much more to see besides seaside hotels and resorts.
Come Explore the Unique Dead Sea Attractions
Along with world-known Dead Sea attractions, such as Masada , Ein Gedi , and Qumran Caves , there is a new one to add to your “must see” list…
Gallery – 430 (Gallery Minus 430) is one of the latest reasons to visit the Dead Sea region.
Israeli and foreign artists have contributed to the ongoing project. It is comprised of large wall paintings on the old deserted buildings lining the Northern Shores.
The live Dead Sea art project remains open to the public 24/7.
Why Gallery Minus 430?
The name of the gallery comes from the elevation of the sea. The shores and surface of the Dead Sea are about 430 meters below sea level, the lowest point of elevation on land.
Unfortunately, the landlocked nature of the lake has led to decreased sea levels and surface area.
The Dead Sea is drying out .
Promoting Awareness of Dead Sea Environmental Concerns
We conceived Gallery Minus 430 as a major art project dedicated to promoting awareness of the issues facing the Dead Sea.
The decline of the seashore is not new. Between 1970 and 2006, the sea level fell 22 meters.
In 1930, the surface of the sea covered 1050 square kilometers. As of 2016, it covers just 605 square kilometers.
The Dead Sea is dying rapidly.
Various industrial organizations and research groups have proposed solutions over the past decade.
The Dead Sea Gallery was founded in 2018 to help bring more attention to the ill-fated Dead Sea. All artists are volunteers as this project includes no governmental contributions.
What Can You See in the Gallery and Where Can You See it?
To visit Gallery Minus 430, travel to Kayla Beach. It is the northernmost beach in the Dead Sea and just a 30-minute ride from Jerusalem.
The gallery consists of original murals painted on the walls of old buildings. Abandoned decades ago, the buildings belong to a former Jordanian military base.
The bland, dilapidated structures have come to life thanks to the inspiring contributions of artists from around the globe. Contributors arrived from as far away as Mexico and Uruguay.
The art of the Dead Sea covers a wide range of styles, from whimisical to thought-provoking. You can view walls covered in giant animals, scary cartoons, or bandages. However, there is a unified theme.
The Dead Sea Gallery includes original artwork inspired from at least one of the following:
The Dead Sea and the rescue efforts
The geographical situation and impact of the receding waters
The harmonious interaction of various local communities
The gallery has now featured two sessions highlighting local and foreign artists including some world-renowned street artists.
The third session takes place this October 18 to 20.
Artists from Greece, Uruguay, and Israel will create 13 new murals to help raise awareness regarding the shrinking sea.
Gallery Minus 430 remains open to the public 24/7. You can visit the murals at Kayla Beach at any time.
Come see the Dead Sea Gallery for yourself and then help spread awareness of the project and the state of the Dead Sea.