World Art Dubai is back with its sixth edition to enthral art aficionados with gorgeous installations, beautiful paintings and more! We’ve got all the information on the featured artists, activities and workshops at World Art Dubai 2020. Whether you are an artist, an art collector or someone who enjoys exploring the meaning of the art pieces, this is one event you surely don’t want to miss out on.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
- When: 8th to 10th October 2020
- Where: Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC)
Known to be the headline event of the official Dubai Art Season, World Art Dubai is the region’s largest retail art fair. It provides an opportunity for collectors, buyers and art enthusiasts to explore and buy artworks from local, solo artists as well renowned international galleries at prices starting from $100. Every year about 3,000 pieces of art from over 30 countries are featured at World Art Dubai. This year’s event will be held according to the preventive SOPs and guidelines provided by the UAE government.
Here’s a look at the activities and events you’ll get to see at this upcoming art exhibition in Dubai.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING WORLD ART DUBAI 2020
One of the best things about World Art Dubai is that you get to see creative and original artworks from both local and widely popular international celebrity artists. There are insightful workshops, elaborate presentations and competitions, all under one roof. Here are some of the amazing activities you could enjoy at this year’s World Art Dubai.
Ever liked an art piece so much that you wanted to wear it? Well, Ella Elenzano-Orencillo will be back at World Art Dubai 2020 offering visitors a chance to get customised clothing, bags and shoes featuring her amazing art. She is known for her use of vivid colours and pop-surrealism.
The renowned French-Tunisian sculptor, Idriss B, will present his animal sculptures distinguished by polygonal forms and life-size proportions. His work is already featured in major destinations in the UAE including Palm Jumeirah and DIFC. Don’t forget to visit World Art Dubai to look at these magical creations.
Urban Art DXB was a massive success in 2019. At this year’s World Art Dubai, 10 artists from the Vandalist Arts Gallery will paint live graffiti and screen printing on the show floor. People keeping a close eye on the art happenings would know that Vandalist Art was given the ‘Best Gallery’ Award at World Art Dubai 2019. Hence, you can expect spectacular creations this year as well.
CASA DE MAQUINAS
Casa de Maquinas will also be a part of this marvellous event to highlight contemporary urban art from countries like Japan, UK, Ukraine, Mexico and the US. The team of skaters, artists and bikers will take part in live motorcycle tank, leather gloves and helmet painting. This one is especially appealing for the petrol heads in town.
Like previous years, Word Art Dubai 2020 will also host a school-based art competition for young, talented kids. Top students artists from junior and senior schools can use this prestigious platform to showcase their work. Visitors can look at the pieces created by the next generation of artists.
This year’s theme is inclusion.
- First prize: AED 3,000 (to the winning school’s art department)
- Second prize: AED 2,000 (to the winning school’s art department)
ART FASHION SHOW
A unique combination of art and fashion, this exciting event will also take place at the 2020 World Art Dubai event. Several top artists will display their artwork to impress visitors.
Renowned painter Petra Kaltenbach will host a runway walk; her art will be printed on the clothes of the participating models.
DANCE AND MUSIC
This is your chance to learn African dance from the best. Unleash your inner child and dance to the funky beats like no one is watching. Classes take place on all three days from 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm.
WORLD ART DUBAI AWARDS
To recognise the incredible talent on display at the event, several awards will be handed out to artists and galleries. The artwork selection is based on their submissions to this year’s World Art Dubai. The categories include:
- World Art Dubai Emerging Artist
- World Art Dubai Solo Artist Award
- World Art Dubai Outstanding Art Award
- World Art Dubai Gallery Award
WORLD ART DUBAI 2020 TICKET PRICES
- The on-site entry fee for World Art Dubai 2020 is AED 20 for adults. World Art Dubai ticket is AED 10 for kids aged 12 to 18 years. Kids under 10 years get free entry.
- All tickets are valid for one day only.
WORLD ART DUBAI TIMINGS
The World Art Dubai timings are as follows:
- Thursday, 8th October from 01:00 pm – 09:00 pm
- Friday, 9th October from 01:00 pm – 09:00 pm
- Saturday, 10th October from 01:00 pm – 09:00 pm
WORLD ART DUBAI LOCATION
If you want to visit the upcoming Dubai World Art exhibition, DWTC is located on the main intersection on Sheikh Zayed Road and can be easily identified via Google Maps.
You can easily get to DWTC via car or public transportation. For those travelling by car, DWTC offers valet parking as well as parking spaces for AED 10 per hour. Free car parking near DWTC is also available opposite the Novotel Hotel and the Zabeel Hall.
For public transportation users, the closest metro station is the World Trade Centre Metro Station served by Dubai Metro’s Red Line. Once you get off at the station, it takes a 5-minute walk to reach the convention centre.
That concludes our guide on this Dubai 2020 art exhibition. With over 400 pieces of arts on display, it is a place worth visiting even if you have a passing interest in art. Before World Art Dubai 2020, Dubai is hosting a number of outstanding events in September.
If you are a cricket fan, the Indian Premier League 2020 is being played in the UAE from September to early November.
Note: Cover image is courtesy of World Art Dubai’s website.