Who says you have to be seriously wealthy to buy a beautiful piece of art at an official exhibition? Thanks to World Art Dubai, buying paintings and other marvellous creations doesn’t have to be an expensive, appointment-only affair. And it’s not just for serious art-lovers – this whole event is designed to be a brilliant day out for families and kids too, with loads of hands-on experiences to get involved with.
Inclusive and accessible, World Art Dubai is about to return for its fourth edition, bringing with it more than 4,000 original art pieces from over 40 countries. Taking place from Wednesday April 18 to Saturday 21 at Dubai World Trade Centre, the fair will represent a diverse range of cultures. Original contemporary art from across the world will be on sale, with some priced from US$100 (Dhs367), all the way through to US$20,000 (Dhs73,460).
As a flagship event of the Dubai Art Season, the exhibition offers a curated collection of drawings, paintings, sculptures, calligraphy and collaborative installations, featuring works from UAE-based galleries, up-and-coming international artists and more.
This year, World Art Dubai welcomes new forms of art as well, with wearable art to strut around in, delicate origami that will make you wonder how paper could be folded in such a way, and a dedicated section just for photography. But this event isn’t just an ogle fest – there will be plenty of activities to get involved with too.
Among the scores of activities is a chance to get a complete arty makeover by decorating your shoes and denims any way you want – which is sure to turn a head or two. There will also be creative workshops to participate in so you can brush up on those rusty art skills, along with expert talks from celebrated artists and a doodle marathon for your imagination to run wild at. Feeling intrigued by the list of events? If you book online now at worldartdubai.com, you can get 20 percent off your tickets.
Head down to World Art Dubai and expect a full palette of fun for all the family.
From Dhs20. Apr 18-21, 2pm-9pm. Dubai World Trade Centre. For more information or to book tickets, visit www.worldartdubai.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.