Asia is well known for relatively cheap original artwork, and many holiday makers seek to purchase original artworks whilst visiting Thailand. Although there are many small galleries and Artists workshops in and around Pattaya, there are two main areas where there is a concentration of galleries to browse.
Art street is located in an alleyway at the side of Mikes Mall on beach road in Pattaya, here you will find a number of small lock up shops containing a good mix of Artists and Tattoo Artists. Most of the artists on the street will undertake portrait work or special requests, but also have a selection of other pieces on display. Along with the usual copies of famous pieces, you can find almost any style of painting on Art Street, including: modern abstracts, traditional Thai style paintings right through to pop art pieces.
Balihal Flyover Junction - Jomtiem (Opposite the Hiso Hotel)
If you don't fancy the nightmare traffic of central Pattaya's one way system, just on the edge of Jomtiem where Thappraya road meets the flyover there are several galleries located on the junction and the surrounding streets. The offering is much the same as Art street but many of the galleries are larger and offer a greater selection to browse. You could certainly spend a few hours exploring the many galleries in the area.