Displaying masterpieces created to suit all budgets, the third season of World Art Dubai is now open at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) to provide a professionally curated platform dedicated to the UAE’s passionate art collectors and first-time buyers. Running from April 12 to April 15, World Art Dubai is collecting more than 150 local, regional and global artists and galleries showcasing over 3,000 one-of-a-kind artworks.
“The primary objective of World Art Dubai is to open up the world of art to everyone – we want to educate people from all walks of life on the best practices for starting their own art collections and investing in art,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC. “The third season of World Art Dubai is housing more than 3,000 original artworks; including paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs and more.”
World Art Dubai 2017 is gathering more than 35 international galleries and over 120 emerging and established artists in dedicated pavilions representing Europe, Japan, the Ukraine and the USA. The work displayed in country pavilions includes everything from pop art, abstract and figurative drawings to quirky European street art from England, France, Italy, Russia and Turkey.
“The UAE is blessed with an eager population of creative, active and aspiring art enthusiasts and collectors, and Dubai is now among the top 20 leading marketplaces for contemporary art worldwide,” added LohMirmand. “Affordable art is not a gimmick or a marketing trick, it is serious business that provides artists all over the world with tailored platforms to showcase their talent and sell their work. The UAE’s passion for art is reflected in the local participation at World Art Dubai, which includes an assortment of youthful emerging artists and established personalities that are sculpting our city into one of the world’s leading cultural and creative hubs.”
World Art Dubai has also partnered with a number of local and international companies this year to create a truly one-of-a-kind atmosphere at DWTC. Debuting its new and exclusive ‘The Art Of…’ workshops, visitors are encouraged to get involved in a variety of exclusive workshops to help unleash their inner creative spirit. Experts at Forever Rose will host a The Art Of…Flower Arranging, while the Ali Al Mulla Group have created a mini Oud laboratory that teaches visitors The Art Of…Perfume-making by mixing and matching different oils to fashion their own fragrance. Finally, French beauty brand Lancôme will be bringing its regional makeup artist Salma El Saadany to the event, who will be experimenting with the hottest looks for lips this season at The Art Of…Makeup Masterclass.