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Dubai Design District to launch inaugural d3 Art Market

DUBAI, December 17, 2017

Dubai Design District (d3) has launched the first d3 Art Market as part of its continuing efforts to provide a significant platform to UAE’s growing creative community.

Taking place from December 21 to 23 in d3, the inaugural event’s line-up features 30 stalls by artists from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Jordan, among others. Showing a diverse range of creative flair, the curated selection includes paintings, 3D-printed objects, art prints, vintage posters, handcrafted stationery, photography prints, design objects, as well as customised art pieces.

To make it more accessible to art lovers and members of the general public, the works on display are affordably priced – within Dh1,500 ($408.3) – and give visitors the chance to support local artists by buying their works.

Other activities taking place during d3 Art Market further enhance the prevalent festive mood that envelopes the city during this time of year. In addition to creative workshops for both children and adults, noteworthy highlights of the three-day event include free holiday movie screenings by Cinema Akil and live music performances by local, independent music collectives, Freshly Ground Sounds and The Sound Gaarden.

Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, CEO of Dubai Design District, said: “We’re delighted to launch the first d3 Art Market, which aims to provide homegrown and regional creatives with a much larger and visible platform to showcase their talent and reach out to a bigger audience. At the same time, such family-friendly initiatives help pique the interest of not just art connoisseurs, but also those who prefer to see art in a more informal setting. It’s a rather democratic approach to bring art out of galleries and make it less overwhelming, while also making d3’s already buzzing public spaces even more vibrant.” - TradeArabia News Service

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