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Arti Wadhawan

World Art Dubai Exhibition 18th-21st April 2018



From individual buyers to corporate commissions, a curation of over 4,000 inspirational artworks from 140 plus artists and galleries will go on show at the region’s only affordable art fair this April


Here comes a golden opportunity to be present at the prestigious World Art Dubai Exhibition, 18th till 21st April, Dubai World Trade Center, Zabeel Hall 3. Artiez will greet you at Stand F-11 with a complete plethora of dynamic artworks under one roof. There is no better way or platform to showcase the unique artistic talents from all across the world collected and collaborated by Artiez. Meet you there. Save the dates!  


The fourth season of World Art Dubai, the Middle East’s only accessible and affordable art fair, will return to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 18-21 April with its largest collection of works by an assortment of local, regional and international artists and galleries to date.


The ongoing growth of World Art Dubai comes as, the world leader in art market information, ranked Dubai in the top 20 global contemporary art markets in 2017. Meanwhile, at a national level, public and private entities across the UAE continue to invest heavily in a maturing calendar of expansive arts industry exhibitions, as well as major international arts and culture institutions.


In this exciting, arts-centric environment, World Art Dubai 2018 returns to DWTC with more than 140 individual artists and galleries from five continents. The expansive collection will feature more than 4,000 original contemporary artworks priced between $100 and $20,000, reflecting the population’s growing desire for affordable art works and the country’s growing prominence as a leading culture and arts hub.


The show, which is part of the Dubai Art Season – the month-long initiative overseen by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority - is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors over four days.


World Art Dubai offers a completely unique proposition in the domestic and regional art scene. The show is a one-off platform for emerging and established artists and galleries to come together in an affordable environment which appeals to both new and seasoned art collectors. Fusing art, education and entertainment, World Art Dubai is expertly curated to offer compelling creative and sales points for the UAE’s passionate population of art lovers, corporate buyers, private collectors, architects, interior designers and VIPs alike.


With fresh international talent, champions of the UAE’s thriving art scene and an expansive collection of Emirati trailblazers all accounted for, more than 300 international and local artists will be represented at this year’s show, with confirmed galleries including: the UAE’s Artiez Art Gallery, Art Plus Gallery, Lebanon’s WhiteSpace Gallery, Signet Contemporary Art from the UK, Peru’s Luis Fuentes, Mihyo Art Gallery from Korea and Gnani Arts from Singapore. Dozens of galleries will also feature in dedicated Japanese and Indian pavilions. 


Artiez will present contemporary artists like Arshad Hussain, Sharon Mendez, Ismail AI-Sheikh, Raju Mukherjee, Puneeth Mohan and more.


There is more to the fair than simply art shopping, World Art Dubai will feature a range of exciting visitor activities from inspiring art talks and hands-on workshops to live art demonstrations.


-      VIP Preview

An exclusive invite-only event for VIPs giving first chance to review and buy stunning artworks. Interpretations for “Year of Zayed” by the students of Repton School and Foremarke School.

-      Exhibition Islam

Dedicated to promoting Islamic-inspired art, history and cultures in the Middle East

-      Live Art Demonstrations

A series of live painting, sculpturing and calligraphy by extraordinary artists.

-      Art for Every Wall below AED 3,000

The most affordable way to pick up the first piece of original art with no more than AED 3,000.

-      Art Talks

Free, fun and informative talks from leading art experts expanding artistic consciousness.

-      Creative Workshops

Hands-on creative experience for art lovers of all ages, from drawing, crafting and more.

-      Art Collaborations

Interpretations for “Year of Zayed” by the students of Repton School and Foremarke School.


Arti Wadhawan

How to Choose the Right Frame for Your Painting or Artwork?

Choosing a color and a material is not enough for selecting the right frame. While selecting a frame, one should keep in mind that it will not only present your artwork most effectively but will also protect it from any damage or degradation. Do keep the following elements in mind before buy artwork online.

  • For clean and uncluttered Painting: You can choose a frame with opposite extreme, say an ornate gold frame. Also, the double mat with golden edging, known as a fillet and is accompanied by most of the frames, dresses up the painting even better.

  • Choose a color from the painting: The best and most simple tip is to focus on the main object of the painting that stands out and pick a metallic frame in that one specific shade. Try and keep the metal frames narrow; a tint of shimmer is all you need for a marvelous frame.

  • To warm up the Painting use Dark Earthy Wood: Choose a chocolate brown frame for time elegance. Ignoring the furniture in the room, pick up a brown shade that is more in the painting or art instead.

  • You can select a wide white mat finish frame to keep the look simple and sober. While exploring the best online art galleries, you will find various such works.

  • To add some dramatic aspect to the art, pick a frame that matches the painting. Revealing a part of the prints in the painting gives an illusion of a double mat. 

  • Tinted Metal - A little shimmer always work wonders and adds a modernized touch to the traditional scene. Silver metal is one of the best options for an elegant frame, it’s more casual.

  • Rustic wood - The subject of the artwork can help you choose an appropriate frame. For a darker, woody landscape use of rich-toned and knotted wood is the best choice. 

  • Narrow White Border - A lightly textured, soft neutral artwork can be well paired with simple and thin white frame so the interesting elements of your painting looks special and noticeable.

  • Dark wood with Detailing - Always remember that you can never be wrong if you choose a cue from the painting itself. Go for a dark wooden frame with some minor detailing to add the wow factor to the artwork. 

  • Neutral WoodUse a classic neutral shaded frame with a white border to make a painting the main attraction of the room. 

  • Look for the above mentioned frames, while you choose an artwork from the best online art galleries.