The ArtBus, your guide to art fairs, galleries, talks and events taking place in Dubai.
The ArtBus is back for its busiest year yet. Now in its sixth year, the ArtBus offers a diverse view of Dubai’s arts and culture scene, and with three routes each taking in a distinct arts area in Dubai, there’s something for every art lover.
Along the routes passengers will see exhibitions at Dubai’s independent galleries and visit annual fairs Art Dubai and SIKKA 2012. Accompanied by art guides the day-long tour is a chance to see art by international, regional and local artists while meeting like-minded people.
What’s more, the ArtBus will feature exclusive artworks by UAE artists, which have been specially commissioned this year by SIKKA an initiative of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated Authority for culture, arts, and heritage.
Al Quoz Route The galleries situated in the industrial area of Al Quoz have a particular focus on contemporary cutting edge art. With its large warehouses Al Quoz continues to attract innovative galleries and alternative art spaces. Six new galleries are due to open in March in Alserkal Avenue alone. Galleries en route predominantly feature international artists with a high representation of Middle Eastern Contemporary Art.
Galleries included in the route are 1x1 Art Gallery, Art Sawa, Ayyam Art Center, The Barakat Gallery, Carbon 12, Cartoon Art Gallery, The Courtyard Gallery, DUCTAC, Etemad Gallery, Fann-A-Porter, Fn Designs, Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde, Green Art Gallery, Grey Noise, Gulf Photo Plus, Hamail Art Galleries, thejamjar, Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Mojo Gallery, Salsali Private Museum, Satellite, Shelter, The Third Line, Total Arts, and traffic.
The ArtBus will depart from the first roundabout at Souk Madinat Jumeirah at 10am and return at approximately 6pm where passengers will have the opportunity to visit Art Dubai.