happenings this month Sikka Art And Design Festival To Begin On 23 February
Sikka Art And Design Festival To Begin On 23 February
Updated on 08 February 2024

The 12th edition of Sikka Art and Design Festival, held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and Member of the Dubai Council, will take place from 23 February to 3 March. The free to attend event will feature participation of over 500 local, regional and global creatives and artists.

The 10-days festival aims to provide platform to various art forms and celebrate established and emerging creative artists from the UAE and the GCC. The event will be held at the Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood and present a rich programme featuring over 100 artworks showcasing the diverse skills of Emirati, GCC, and UAE-based artists. 

The artworks will be distributed across 13 houses, each offering unique art forms, including indoor installations, digital art, sculptures, interactive spaces, and more. Embracing the festival theme 'New Creativity, Same Path,' standout houses include the 'Digital Khaleeji House', 'Kebarona X Archiving the Now', 'Culinary House', and 'Urban House' by The Workshop DXB. This array reflects the vibrancy of the local art scene, offering a platform for various artistic expressions to thrive.

The festival will showcase eight murals and over ten outdoor art installations throughout Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood, aligning with Dubai Culture's ‘Dubai Public Art’ strategy. In addition, visitors can explore more than 200 diverse workshops and over 15 talks and panel discussions featuring prominent contributors to the art scene. The event will feature musical performances and entertaining activities involving over 70 musicians. 

Collaborating with arts-focused institutions and centres, Dubai Culture presents 'Little Sikka' offering innovative workshops for children to develop and showcase their skills and creativity.

During the festival, visitors can indulge in more than 35 home grown food and beverage concepts curated by Dubai Culture in partnership with local brands. 

Additionally, the Authority will allocate space for creative entrepreneurs to showcase and sell diverse products inspired by local art and heritage, showcasing the vibrancy of Dubai's artistic sector. 

Stay tune for all the upcoming details! 

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