World Art Dubai is huge platform in Dubai for artists and galleries to display art from around the world. The event takes place at the Dubai World Trade Center yearly and is open to general public and art fans for the middle east to not just have a look at the beautiful creations depicting diverse culture, but also to purchase them at affordable prices.
The event enabled 100 artists to display their galleries in 2015, 150 artists in 2016, and this year the event is back with a platform that is enabling even more! It is aiming to feature a diverse collection of contemporary art work, paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs and media ranging from $100 to $20,000.
WORLD ART DUBAI 2016
It was back in March 2016 that I attended my first proper art exhibition in Dubai: World Art. The event did not just display art work by different artists but also had various other activities going on, such as #MyGrafittiArt wall by Canon where visitors could take their picture and add to the wall that formed an image of the skyline Dubai, a huge canvas for public to paint on and display their interpretation OF beautiful Dubai and paintings by students of leading schools in Dubai.
My secondary research tells me that the 4-days event last year had a footfall of 9,758 visitors, 50 countries, 300 artists and 3000 artwork!
Here are a few raw pictures that I took back then:
WORLD ART DUBAI 2017 – What to expect?
This year the event will be even bigger than last year. Aiming to facilitate more than 300 artists, the event also includes the following in the plan:
- Art for every wall
- Creative learning workshops
- Art talks by industry experts.
- Blah blah lounge
- exhibition Islam
- Live painting
- Contemporary craft and design Market
- Repton School wall
- Zomato gallery
The event will take place at the Dubai World Trade Center from 12th to 15th April 2017. In case you are interested in visiting or displaying your art or craft at the venue, get in touch with WAD on their website.
GRAB YOUR TICKETS
Following are the prices of the tickets:
- Aed 15 for online ticket
- Aed 20 for tickets at venue.
Quite affordable already, aren’t they? but for a further 25% reduction on the price of the ticket online, use the following PROMO CODE: WADSMS1
Your welcome 😉 Happy arting!