Brand Dubai Announces Dubai Canvas Festival 2016
Over 60 works of renowned local, regional and international artists to be exhibited at event
Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office, has announced that the second edition of the Dubai Canvas Festival will be held in partnership with Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), a renowned destination that is developed and managed by Dubai Properties (DP), from 1 to 14 March 2016. The event will bring together many renowned local, regional and international artists.
Organising the global art event is part of Brand Dubai’s efforts to implement the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to transform Dubai into an open-air art museum that reflects the vision, character and cultural diversity of the emirate.
Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office Mona Al Marri said: “The success of last year’s event and the positive response we received from the audience and art experts encouraged us to launch another edition of the Festival. Last year’s success also inspired us to work harder to create an even more successful Festival. We have introduced many changes to offer a different experience for the audience. At the 2016 festival, we will see an even broader array of exciting artists than last year. The artists have been carefully selected to ensure the audience will have an unforgettable experience. The works of these artists will be exhibited in an area stretching over two kilometres within Jumeirah Beach Residence in a way that encourages active public participation, engagement and interaction.”
Speaking about the cooperation with JBR, she said: “This collaboration with Dubai Properties’ JBR will help us create a memorable event. We greatly value JBR’s support for our artistic initiatives.”
Arif Mubarak, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Properties’ Asset Management Arm under Dubai Properties Group said: “Hosting the Dubai Canvas Festival will enable us to contribute to supporting the directive of Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to transform Dubai into an open-air gallery. JBR enjoys a significant track record of hosting major entertainment events, and is globally known as one of Dubai’s key outdoor tourist destinations offering residents and visitors a wide choice of world-class entertainment and cultural experiences. This event will add great value to JBR’s events calendar, and we anticipate attracting a significant number of visitors during Dubai Canvas. The extension of the duration of the festival to two weeks, and the participation of a bigger number of artists encouraged us to expand the dedicated venue to two kilometres,” he added.
In addition to over 60 artworks created by 30 artists from 14 countries, the second edition of the Festival will feature many events on the sidelines including custom-designed workshops and activities for different ages.
Over the next few days, Brand Dubai will reveal further details of the Festival including the main agenda and the activities to be held on the sidelines of the event through dubaicalendar.ae.
About Dubai Properties:
Dubai Properties (DP) is a leading Dubai-based real estate master developer known for the development and management of prominent destinations across the Emirate, including JBR, Business Bay, Culture Village and DUBAILAND.
DP’s diverse real estate portfolio responds to the evolving needs of Dubai through a host of mixed-use contemporary residential, retail and commercial developments including: the upmarket residential towers at Jumeirah Beach Residence(JBR), the commercial and residential mixed-use developments in Business Bay (The Executive Towers, Vision Tower, Bay Square), the residential communities at DUBAILAND (The Villa, Al Waha, Arabella, Mudon, and Remraam) and the residential and hospitality projects at Culture Village around the Dubai Creek, (Dubai Wharf, Manazel Al Khor and the Anantara Dubai Creek Hotel).
As one of Dubai’s largest asset managers, DP maintains an extensive leasing portfolio which includes the management of over 1.2m sq ft of retail space across all its destinations, in addition to a growing portfolio of community retail within its leasing communities including Layan, Shorooq, Ghoroob, Al Khail Gate communities and Nuzul staff accommodation.