Founded by Mr. Khalil Al Khaja, an artist himself, TOA was created to cater to both professional, amateur and enthusiastic artists in the Kingdom of Bahrain, to bridge the gap in the market by offering both premium and value products.
Carrying a range of over 7000 products related to art and craft materials, TOA is one of the largest of its kind on the island.
TOA opened its first door in 2015 located in Garden plaza followed by the second branch in 2019 in Zinj.
Apart from the retail aspect both the venues are equipped with studios where art classes and workshops are conducted on a regular basis. Classes are conducted for all age groups and catering to various levels of proficiency starting from amateurs.
Winsor & Newton, Lefranc & Bougeois, Liquitex, Arches, Conté À Paris, Reeves and Snazaroo, DERWENT PENCILS , professional artists’ lamps by DAYLIGHT and a range of fabulous craft sets from BAKER ROSS, a wide collection of artists’ studio easel from MABEF ITALY, and variety of art and craft materials from CREATIVE DENMARK are some of the brands that are offered at TOA.
Khalil Al Khaja as an artist faced challenges in finding the right materials in the Kingdom of Bahrain and this led him to explore the opportunity to establish a boutique art and craft entity resulting in TOA.
Apart from supporting young artists on their road to discovery with classes for ages 5 to 15 years old, TOA also provided workshops to art teachers in the K-12 system, helping them create interesting programs and introducing them to a wide variety of quality material.
Today, we are proud being exclusive agents of several reputed world brands, some founded as early as 1720 has set apart TOA and created a reputation.