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His Highness Sheikh Majid officially inaugurates SIKKA Art Fair in Al Bastakiya

Posted Tue 15 Mar 2011 07:11:15 am in News, Culture & Education | By Dubib.com News Desk

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His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), inaugurated the SIKKA Art Fair, dedicated to Emirati and contemporary local art in Al Bastakiya, the heart of Dubai’s cultural scene, on March 14, 2011.

The first of its kind initiative by the Authority, the SIKKA Art Fair showcases artworks, by Emirati and UAE-based artists, and opens doors for visitors, students, and art enthusiasts to actively engage with the artist community through discussions, in addition to dedicated art workshops to be held over the nine-day event.

Guests can visit the Art Exhibitions from 10am to 7pm and the Evening programme ‘After Dark’ from 7pm – 8pm. Art related workshops and discussions, held at The Courtyard and House 9, will be held from March 15 – 17, and March 19, from 12.30pm to 1.15pm.

Families can take advantage of ‘Family Day’ with a spectrum of activities for adults and children hosted by the local artists on March 19, from 10am to 1pm, while art enthusiasts can tour Dubai on the ArtBus to the Sikka Art Fair, as well as the Art Week held as part of Art Dubai across the Emirate, from March 17 to 19.

To participate in the discussions and the ‘Family Day’ please register by email: [email protected]

The closing party of SIKKA Art Fair will be held at Al Bastakiya on March 19, from 7pm to 10pm. Guests can RSVP to [email protected]. For more information visit www.dubaiculture.ae, or contact 04 3417303.



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