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In the heart of Ras Al Khaimah, a cultural celebration is taking place that promises to captivate both residents and visitors. RAK Leisure Leasing, a subsidiary of RAK Leisure, is hosting the inaugural Islamic Arts Week exhibition at the scenic Corniche Al Qawasim. This week-long event pays homage to the rich cultural legacy of Islamic artistry, coinciding with the globally recognized International Day of Islamic Art on November 18th. Let’s embark on a journey to explore the vibrant world of Islamic art and the significance of this event.
Unveiling the Islamic Arts Week
A Celebration of Islamic Artistry
The Islamic Arts Week is more than just an exhibition; it celebrates diverse Islamic art forms. It spotlights the exceptional craftsmanship of local artists, offering a glimpse into Islamic art’s beauty and cultural significance.
Marking a Global Occasion
This event aligns with the International Day of Islamic Art, a day that acknowledges and celebrates the artistic contributions of the Islamic world to global culture. It’s a testament to the enduring legacy of Islamic art.
Encouraging Community Engagement
The Islamic Arts Week isn’t just for art enthusiasts; it’s designed to encourage community engagement. Family-friendly art workshops are a key feature, allowing people of all ages to explore their creativity.
Meet the Visionaries: Steven Bishop
A Proud Inauguration
Steven Bishop, General Manager of RAK Leisure, expresses immense pride in inaugurating the Islamic Arts Week in Ras Al Khaimah. This event showcases local artists’ remarkable talents and celebrates Islamic art’s profound impact on the regional and global art scene.
A Recurring Highlight
The aspiration behind this event is clear—to make it a recurring highlight on Ras Al Khaimah’s cultural calendar. It’s a one-time celebration and a step towards establishing Ras Al Khaimah as a hub for Islamic art appreciation.
The Venue and Dates
Corniche Al Qawasim: A Scenic Setting
The picturesque Corniche Al Qawasim provides the perfect backdrop for this cultural extravaganza. It’s a place where the beauty of Islamic artistry can merge with Ras Al Khaimah’s natural beauty.
Save the Dates
From November 18th at 5:00 pm to November 25th at 9:30 pm, visitors and tourists are invited to experience the exhibition. It’s a week filled with artistic wonders waiting to be explored.
Unlock Your Creativity
The Islamic Arts Week isn’t just about admiring art and creating it. Family-friendly workshops hosted by Kofaa Training Services offer an opportunity to get hands-on with art forms like geometric shape painting, mosaic art, tote bag painting, candle painting, and watercolour Islamic bookmarks.
A Deeper Appreciation
These workshops are designed to deepen the appreciation for Islamic art. Participants can gain insight into the intricacies of Islamic artistry, fostering a greater understanding of its cultural significance.
The daily art workshops will be opposite the Safeer Market at The Pergola. Additionally, on the 18th, 24th, and 25th of November, Desert Art Collective will conduct workshops at The Canteen, One More Coffee, and Gusto Restaurant & Bar, respectively.
The inaugural Islamic Arts Week at Corniche Al Qawasim celebrates creativity, culture, and community. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Islamic art, discover local artists’ talents, and participate in engaging workshops. This event marks a momentous occasion and sets the stage for future celebrations of Islamic artistry in Ras Al Khaimah. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this cultural exchange and witness the beauty of Islamic art in all its glory.