Before the international Art Dubai returns (March 21-24, 2012), Dubai is hosting it’s own Art Fair to celebrate the local talents.
More than an art fair, SIKKA is a showcase of emerging Emirati and local talent. A first of its kind initiative by Dubai Culture Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) it celebrates the artworks of Emirati and local artists at Al Bastakiya from March 15 – 25, 2012.
Named after the alleyways in a neighborhood, SIKKA is the journey of undiscovered art, the physical route where many artistic inspirations will be showcased to challenge the routes of art and culture, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority introduced Sikka Art Fair to exhibit the advancement of Art in the UAE by providing a substantial platform for emerging artists.
The Sikka Art Fair nurtures an appreciation for visual arts through hands-on workshops as well as the exchange of ideas through interactive sessions with renowned artists. Participating artists will be on-site supporting educational activities and tours for the public. The Sikka Art Fair is in line with Dubai Culture’s mandate to create robust platforms that further strengthen Dubai’s artistic infrastructure, build audiences and drive original content creation by inspiring the creative community.
- And don’t forget to check the updates over at Dubai’s finest blog: Lomography Ambassador Hind Mezaina’s The Culturist (Best Asian Weblog at the Bloggies 2011).