More than 140 prominent local, regional and international galleries and artists will be featured at the show including Guy Allen, a British printmaker, whose distinctive works on the animal world have been hugely popular in art fairs worldwide as well as Luis Fuentes from Peru, displaying his unique paintings characterised by rich shadows and bright highlights, which earned him a name in art galleries and private collections in the United States, Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

The event has also partnered with the widely- acclaimed International Emerging Artist Award becoming its official Award Partner. Now in its fourth edition, this award strengthens World Art Dubai’s dedication to emerging artists by providing them with support and career opportunities. The winner of this year’s award will be unveiled on the fair’s opening day, 6 April.

Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC, said: “One of our main points of focus for this event is offering support for solo artists by generating interest and connecting them directly with potential buyers. We’re very pleased with the enthusiasm shown by artists from all over the world to showcase their work in Dubai, knowing the calibre and diverse art scene they will encounter here.

“Solo artists, especially emerging ones will have the unique opportunity at World Art Dubai to be introduced to a multicultural market place where they can showcase their talent and network with art buyers.”

One of the features of the fair is the free to attend Art Talks programme, which will allow visitors to discover more about contemporary art in a fun and engaging way. Skyler Grey, a 15 year old child prodigy, is an LA-based street artist who will discuss his distinctive style and what it takes to be the world’s youngest professional street artist, as part of the Art Talks programme.

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World Art Dubai 2016 is supported by Microsoft as its Digital Art Partner, and hosted at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Entry to the fair is AED15 for a daily pass and tickets can be purchased onsite during the fair at the welcome desks. Children of 16 years and under are admitted free of charge, upon showing a student ID. More information and pre-registration is available at the website


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