Let your creativity flow
March is a wonderful month! My loved ones came to visit, Emirates Lit Fest is going on and so many arty projects are happening all over Dubai.
How often do you use your right side of the brain? If you are anything like me, your job may demand you to use your logical, detail oriented, analytical and rational left side of the brain throughout the day. The creative side is so often left behind. Maybe that’s why I’m so super excited to bring you this month’s creative highlights.
City Walk Canvas (until 7 March)
Be amazed by the artistic abilities of artists invited from all over the world. We had a chance to speak with some while they put on the finishing touches. Depending on where you stand, you see the picture in a completely different perspective. Every time you move and view the canvas, you discover new bits. Fascinating!
This exhibition is taking place in the new part of City Walk. Stay for dinner or a late coffee!
Emirates Lit Festival (until 11 March)
If you haven’t been out to its first weekend, you can still participate in creative writing workshops or listen to some spectacular stories until this weekend.
Art Week (14-24 March)
From Qatar via Doha to Dubai, museums, galleries, hotels, universities and public spaces all over the Gulf are participating in the region’s largest cultural festival. Throughout this month, Art Week is holding various events featuring SIKKA Art Fair, Design Days Dubai and Art Dubai. In Madinat Jumeirah, you can find the first art book fair.
SIKKA Art Fair (11-24 March)
Discover locally based talent performing and exhibiting their art, music and film. The art fair also works to raise positive energy and happiness throughout the city. With these temperatures, spending time outside with good company should easily achieve that!
Design Days (14-17 March)
Interested in furniture, interior design and limited editions? Design Days in d3 offers you insights into the latest designs from the Middle East and South Asia. Workshops and education, installations and live performances are rounding up this beautiful event.
If you haven’t been to d3 year, by your online tickets for a mere AED 25 per day and explore this new part of Dubai.
Al Serkal Avenue (ongoing)
Set in probably one of the most unexpected locations, Al Serkal Avenue has put Al Quoz back on the map. Well known for its variety of workshops, films, performances and special events, Al Serkal Avenue is established itself as a fantastic forward-looking, open for all arts space.
Fashion Forward (23-25 March)
Interested in the latest fashion? Excited to watch the runway? Curious to learn more about fashion? Being so close to locally-based designers, Fashion Forward in d3 will bring you all that and much more.
Established in 1976, DIAC has seen the city and its courses transform over the years. Focusing on drawing, painting, sculpture and pottery as well as craft and design classes,
If you haven’t been to DUCTAC at the top of Mall of the Emirates, you’ve missed a true little gem. Their classes range from drawing, sculpture to photography, creative writing, dance and fashion design. Many of the courses are ongoing, allowing you to start this week and to continue for as long as you want.
DUCTAC is also home to the performing arts for local groups like the award-winning Danu Group and host to visiting performers.
ARTSPACE (until 7 April)
Held in DIFC, ARTSPACE Dubai is dedicated to the promotion of Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art. Supporting private collectors, art consultants as well as architects and interior designers, amongst many other art-related organisations, ARTSPACE partners with art houses, galleries and auction establishments.
Once I’ve put away the paper work for tomorrow, I’ll go back to my little art project. At the moment, it’s a lot of experimenting, checking what’s working and what’s not. Once it’s progressing a bit more, I’ll probably share it in a blog post.
If you’ll see me at one of these creative events, come over and say hi. It’d be great to meet you in person!
Until next time,