Umm al-Fahm is a city lies within the Haifa district 20 kilometres northwest of Jenin. In 2015 its population was 52,500. It city is situated on the Umm al-Fahm mountain ridge, the highest point of which is Mount Iskander, 522 metres above sea level overlooking Wadi Ara. Umm al-Fahm is the social, cultural and economic center for residents of the Wadi Ara and Triangle regions.
The Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery was founded in 1996, on the initiative of local residents and artists who wanted to bring quality contemporary art to the city and its population and to exhibit original Arab and Palestinian art.