I love how Dubai is brimming with artsy events the past few months. The creative community is definitely on a high! Last week, Al Ghurair Center kicked off the second year of Street Con (Street Art Connection). We were thrilled by this so we waited no further and checked it out last Saturday. Eeeek, sorry this post was so overdue!
Exhibits. Markets. Live artists. Community activities. So much fun!
When we arrived around 4 in the afternoon, we had a glimpse of artists doing what they do best. Making art in action! I was so fascinated with Kobra, the artist behind this big mural that spans almost the whole facade of this building. It’s no easy to make an artwork without seeing the bigger picture.
More of the Sand Pit… There were a couple of interesting stuff going on – a mold display workshop (lower left), an exhibit of painted skateboards and dancers busting the moves. We were happy spectators from the second level.
The highlight of the art event, for us, is the huge inflatable installation called Miracoco. Designed by Alan Parkinson of Architects of Air, the luminarium boasts paths and nooks with an interesting use and play of light. It is an experience not to miss! There’s a 20AED fee but, totally worth my money. It’s somewhere you can bring your kids to!
AGC Street Con will run until Saturday, the 2nd. Don’t miss the fun!
TIP: Grab a map to better orient yourselves as the artworks/activities were scattered all over the place.