As media partners of #Dubai canvas 2017 I had the pleasure to visit Dubai for 5 days. After a 8.5 hour flight with Royal Jordanian I landed in Dubai, where I stayed in the LaVille Hotel. The staff was very kind to help me to my room, especially the shower was great. They also had a swimming pool with a bar, this was located on the roof. Check this great 360 video of the view.The hotel is brand new and is directly located on the CityWalk, where the event also took place. They’ve build 25 spots on the square in the middle of the shopping street, each spot specially made on the request of the artist.
After a week of working on their paintings the artists all finished on the 1st of March at 19:00 local time. This was the moment to finally relax for all the artists. With some of the artists we went up to the pool area of the hotel for a swim and some well deserved beers. That evening the organization took us all out to the dessert where we visited an Arabic themed dinner show included with a free camel ride and belly dancers. They really did their best to entertain everyone that night.
The next day the 5 headed jury made their decision. On the 4th of March the first 3 places and the public’s favorite were announced at the award ceremony, where a total price money of $6000.000 for the winners was given away by the organization Brand Dubia.
Here are the photos of the winning artists
We had a great time, thanks to everyone involved. Our special thanks goes out to Brand Dubai and StreetArtNews for all their help and the invite.
We really had a great stay. check the photo reportage and here is the link to our LIVE videos at the event.
From above. Photo is made by a drone.
Event stage at night.
Another great local talent working on a great artwork.
Dutch master Ruben Poncia looking concentrated to perform.
Local Emirate talent working on her masterpiece.
Britain’s got talent. MR Fanakapan doing the thing he does best. Realistic balloons that pop off your wall.
“KAS” From Portugal (living in Belgium) making his calculations at the beginning of his artwork.
Italian talent “Vera Bugatti” in total control over her brush.
German artist Ella Mundt at work on her stunning 3D piece
Portugese master of 3D styles “Odeith” at work