We had a great time at the opening of the 2013 SIKKA Art Fair held in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood (formerly known as Bastakiya). The Art Fair showcases Emirati and Dubai-based artistic talent with special events including outdoor film screenings, live music and entertainment, cultural walks, artist led talks, workshops and educational activities. I’ve included a few shots from each of these activities below to give you a small taste of the week long event.
I just wish I had taken some photos of all the yummy food that was part of the evening. They were tasty enough to keep even the pickiest of attendees (Jordon!) happy throughout the art-filled evening.
SIKKA draws its name from the alleyways between the historic houses of Dubai, and serves as a metaphor for the young and upcoming artists who seek to establish their creative and professional paths through their participation in the fair.
DRAWDECK – Drawing Lab
XVA Gallery Hotel and Café – The Infusion of Impossible Things
Zayed University’s – Amal
Tasmeena Workshops & Games
Waraq Animation Workshops
Improv Group Performance