Following a record-breaking show last year, World Art Dubai - the region’s only accessible art fair - kicked off the season ahead of its Actober 2020 return, by launching the Urban Art DXB event, in partnership with Rove Hotels from 28-30 November 2019.
The new street art concept was a weekend-long, free-to-attend show curated by Vandalist Art, the famous street art gallery from London and the winner of ‘Best Gallery Award’ at World Art Dubai 2019.
The hip new affair featured art from the hottest local and international street artists set in the cool, relaxed atmosphere of Rove Dubai Marina. In addition to street art displays, live workshops offered guests lessons on spray painting and stencil skills as local UAE DJ’s played urban, hip-hop beats in the background.
For fans of customised, wearable art, there was the opportunity to have all sorts of apparel – from t-shirts to trainers - emblazoned with unique designs. Limited-edition artwork was also available to buy for those looking to pick up rare or exclusive pieces from across the UAE’s booming street art scene.
Artists exhibiting at the inaugural Urban Art DXB included Pure Evil from the UK’s Vandalist Art gallery, Enforce 1, Fink, i-Pot, Maddy Butcher, Rayaan and Stainz.