World Art Dubai is back at Dubai World Trade Centre

The fifth edition of the massive retail art fair is back in Dubai next month

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It’s an exciting time for art fans in Dubai, and it’s about to get even better.

World Art Dubai is coming to the Dubai World Trade Centre, which means you’ll be able to get your hands on some original (and affordable) art from galleries across the world.

The massive retail art fair will kick off on Wednesday April 3 and run until Saturday April 6 at DWTC, boasting a collection of 150 galleries and artists from more than 30 countries displaying more than 3,000 pieces of art. That’s a lot of brushes dipped in many pots of paint.

And from such a vast collection you’re bound to find some absolute artistic corkers, with abstract paintings, fluid painting, cubism art, mixed media and sculptures with price tags ranging from Dhs350 to Dhs73,500 meaning there’s something for every budget.

The fair, which is going into its fifth year, has recently signed a stream of renowned international and Emirati artists to cover all tastes, from pop art to calligraphy.

And following a collaboration with Rove Hotels, World Art Dubai will also host its inaugural Emerging Artists Competition and Exhibition this year.

Designed for up-and-coming artists, the competition is being held under the theme “My Culture, My Neighbourhood, My Community’”, and the top 20 pieces are currently being shortlisted by World Art Dubai curators as we speak.

The winning artworks will be displayed across Rove Hotels in Dubai, beginning with Rove Trade Centre.

The next stage of the competition will see ten artists invited to display their work at the Rove Café, a prominent new feature at this year’s World Art Dubai.

As usual, a fleet of international artists will be descending upon Dubai for the event, including Polish artist Marcin Rogal, known across the globe as MrArtPride, who is dragging himself away from his studio to reveal his highly-anticipated, never-seen-before collection.

Headlining the expanded bill of UAE-based artists this year is inspirational speed painter Victor Sitali, who lost his hearing and speech at the age of two.

During his ten years in the UAE, Zambian-born Sitali’s art has gone from strength to strength in the face of adversity and he’s not one to miss at this year’s event.

You’ll also get the chance to roll up your sleeves yourself, with live painting sessions, expert talks and creative learning workshops with the region’s most recognised artists.

We can’t wait to get arty.
Dhs20 (adults), Dhs10 (kids ages ten-18), free (under tens).Wed Apr 3-Thu Apr 4, 1pm-9pm; Sat Apr 6; 1pm-9pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.worldartdubai.com.

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