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Dubai Art Season Is Right Around the Corner!

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Staff WriterME Art Community,,,,,

It’s the most creative time of the year. Headline events for March kick off with Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, followed by SIKKA Art Fair, Art Dubai, Design Days Dubai and Dubai International Calligraphy Exhibition.

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and, will mark the fourth edition of Dubai Art Season with a citywide showcase of art and cultural events, held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture.

Running throughout March and April 2017, Dubai Art Season includes public art displays, live performances, workshops, and exhibitions.

Mark your calendars:

Bibliophiles are familiar with Emirates Airline Festival of Literature – the Middle East’s largest and most exciting celebration of the written and spoken word. The festival complements the UAE’s National Month of Reading in March, by bringing visitors together with local and international authors to promote reading and writing.

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March 12-18, 2017 at Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood: An unmissable part of the season is the seventh edition of SIKKA Art Fair, which showcases GCC, Emirati and UAE-based artists and invites visitors to become part of the region’s cultural mosaic, which will include new activations this year under the initiative ‘Sikka Around the City’.

March 14-17, 2017 at d3: Visit Dubai Design Days, to see the latest in collectible furniture and design objects.

March 15-18, 2017 at Madinat Jumeirah: Art Dubai, the region’s largest international art fair, which needs no introduction.

March 17-19, 2017 all around Dubai: Become an exhibitor at the eleventh edition of the ArtBus, a commission-based initiative for locally based artists. You work will be displayed on public buses, reaching a wide audience across Dubai. This year, nationals & UAE-based artists are encouraged to create works under the theme ‘A Shared Past A United Future.’ Individual applicants can download the project brief and application form from www.dubaiculture.gov.ae and www.ArtintheCity.com, and this should be submitted to info@artinthecity.com by February 16, 2017.

Check out the ninth edition of the bi-annual Dubai International Calligraphy Exhibition will take place at Wafi Shopping Centre in Dubai, and will celebrate the power and beauty of calligraphy. Take part in integrated workshops and try your hand at this compelling art form and discover its special position in Islamic heritage.

Keep an eye out – The full calendar of activities will be announced soon via dubaiculture.gov.ae.