Want to see some of the world’s finest street artists at work?
Dubai Canvas is returning to Dubai in March, when new beachfront development La Mer in Jumeirah will be transformed into a giant canvas of huge optical illusions.
From 1st-7th March, international graffiti gurus, along with talented young Emiratis, will create massive 3D works for the fourth edition of the open-to-all art festival. Last year Dubai Canvas Festival filled the streets of Citywalk with mind-blowing hyper-realistic images.
Confirmed names include Italian artist Cuboliquido (that’s his work below), the winner of last year’s Dubai Canvas 3D Art Award, second place winner Danila Shmelev from Russia and Leon Keer from the Netherlands, who claimed third place.
Mona Al Marri, director general of the Government of Dubai Media Office, which organises Dubai Canvas as Brand Dubai, said the event was part of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s drive to bring more art to the emirate. The Ruler of Dubai has previously said wants it to transform into an “open-air art museum.”
Although more details are still be released, the whole thing will be free of charge, so people can watch the artists at work and take snaps a-plenty of the finished murals.