Over 150 creative activities mark inaugural Dubai Art Season

DUBAI: The inaugural Dubai Art Season, the city’s umbrella arts initiative launched by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) will showcase over 150 creative activities from March 14th to April 15th underlining the city’s status as a global creative hub. Dubai Art Season unites five of the city’s premier arts events, including Art Week, the Middle East Film Comic Con and Gulf Film Festival. Art Week celebrates three flagship events, SIKKA Art Fair, Design Days Dubai, and Art Dubai. Several panel discussions, workshops, performances, outdoor art projects and exhibitions will be held as part of the initiative.

Dubai Art Season will take place at key venues in the city, including Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, the Dubai Mall and Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai, The Walk at JBR, Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), The Beach, and the Cultural and Scientific Association in Al Mamzar, among others, integrating the community with the growth of the city’s fast-evolving creative landscape.

Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director General, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, said, “The inaugural Dubai Art Season showcases the talent of our emerging artists, providing them a robust platform to engage with the community through a culturally enriching roster of events. Residents and visitors to our city can witness the creative potential of artists across all disciplines, further enabling them to develop a genuine appreciation for the arts.” Beginning with Art Week, including SIKKA Art Fair, Design Days Dubai, and Art Dubai, Dubai Art Season will also feature Arts Night at the DIFC, where Dubai Culture has commissioned renowned British 3D artist, Julian Beever, for a live installation called “Anamorphic Illusions”, which is envisaged as a special distortion that creates a three dimensional experience, depending on where the viewer is standing.