DUBAI (Arabnews): In honor of the UAE’s 50th National Day on Dec. 2, 400 artists from more than 170 countries will come together for an event titled Dubai Art Expo to showcase their work in the UAE city.
The free three-day event will start on Thursday, with a grand opening held at the Meydan Hotel.
The festivities will include an art exhibition, talks, workshops and a series of performances from five continents. The performances will feature dancers, choirs, instrumental musicians and singers from Brazil, Ukraine and elsewhere.
For the second day, the program will be held in Al-Fahidi Historical Neighborhood in collaboration with the Italian non-profit association Colours of Peace that promotes children’s art internationally to reduce cultural, social and economic distances between rich and poor countries.
The foundation will also host a workshop for children to create their own drawings and messages.
The event’s Art Talks programme will take place on Saturday in the same neighborhood, with guest speakers including Platon Alexiou, a professor at the college of architecture, art and design at Ajman University and Emirati photographer Jassim Al-Awadhi.
The event is held under the patronage of the Minister of Tolerance and Co-existence, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak. It is organized by Artissima Art Agency and is curated by its founder, Aurela Cuku.
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