Here’s what to expect from the city’s biannual art event to be held at the Dubai International Financial Centre tomorrow evening. 

This season’s local art-and-culture scene in Dubai is in rude health. After the roaring success of the Dubai Design Week, it’s time now for the the biannual Art Nights that will be held at DIFC on November 23. The one-day event will be held across Gate Village area from 7-10pm and is open to all for free. It includes exhibitions, interactive shows, live entertainment highlights and culinary experiences.

DIFC Art Nights

DIFC Art Nights

Don’t miss Australian artist Amanda Parer’s exhibition titles ‘Intrude XL’ – a larger-than-life inflatable bunny rabbit installation. Then there’s artist Ashat Akhmediarov installation that uses 180 low-stools of varying heights in a statement that uses stools as a metaphorical symbol that transports us to a higher position in life. Live performances include a calligraphy session by Egyptian Diaa Allam who will use the evening to create a tribute to DIFC through his artwork. Interestingly, another live exhibition titled Let Go And Go With The Flow invites visitors to turn artists and encourages them to paint or use words or paint onto a structure constructed for the event.

The permanent art gallery stationed at DIFC, Ayyam Gallery, will showcase text-based paintings by LA artist Farzad Kohan who will depict the experiences of Middle Eastern migrants who have resettled in Europe and USA.

DIFC Art Nights

DIFC Art Nights

On the entertainment front, expect a mash-up between classic music (pianist Benjamin Kunch) and house music (DJ Alina Moldova) who will collaborate on an upbeat set for the evening. And if all that action’s worked up a healthy appetite head to Gaucho Dubai lounge that will host a special cheese tasting experience, or to Bazxar’s that has a selection of canapés and mocktails.

You’d be really hard pressed to find a reason to give this premier art event a miss – which is why you shouldn’t.