12 UAE based street artists take to the floor with live mural creations and displays

World Art Dubai runs until April 10 with features suitable for all ages

World Art Dubai, the regions most accessible and affordable retail art fair, is celebrating street art at the four-day art event, which runs until April 10, with its expanded Urban Art DXB zone.

Home to 12 UAE based street artists, all of which are long-term professional aerosol painters, Urban Art DXB sees both live art creations across a huge canvas, with an exhibition of items for sale in the neighbouring section including canvases, prints, drawings and more. The area is curated by Louis Wright from Vandalist Art, Dubai street art specialists.

Artists displaying their creative flair include George Rollo, Rabab Tantawy, iPOT, Maddy Butcher, Dozi Dreams, FINK 22, Maajed Ahmed, Culture, Maseda, Rayaan Cassiem, Marvelous Morph, Enforce One, Camila Schubert, Thais Kelly, and Satwa 3000.

“It’s amazing to bring such a diverse range of talent to World Art Dubai this year. We’ve really upped the mark with new installations including the Live Artist Battle Wall and Reverse Perspex Painting, both of which are harder than they look! As a brand we will continue to grow and push boundaries within every event we curate or play a role in,” said Wright. “It’s an exciting time for Street art, Urban Art and Contemporary Art and it’s a pleasure to be at the middle of all three.”

Each day at 5pm street art fans can enjoy a live jam battle with two pairs battling it out to create a unique mural over 90 minutes. The audience decides the winner via social media and has already proven to be hugely popular.

Safety First

World Art Dubai 2021 is being held under stringent safety and hygiene protocols. DWTC has proven its capability to curate the safest face-to-face environment and deliver world-class events with the highest safety protocols, as evidenced by the recent edition of Gulfood, which welcomed tens of thousands of visitors with 98% of local and international attendees recording a ‘safe’ or ‘very safe’ experience.

To ensure safety of visitors, and in line with all government guidelines, a range of measures have been implemented, including social distancing, mandatory mask wearing, regular disinfection and clearly marked and defined entry and exit areas. By scanning an art piece with a smartphone, visitors can explore information about artwork exhibited, artists and galleries.

Check out our highlighted artists and many more at World Art Dubai which is being held at Dubai World Trade Centre, halls 1 and 2 from 7-10 April 2021 between 1-9pm each day, except Saturday which runs until 8pm. Tickets cost AED 20 for adults, AED 10 for children, with family packages available. Don’t miss out on the creative journey!  Free parking is available for all visitors to World Art Dubai at Exhibition Street Multi-Story Car Park.

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