Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival opens today

image SHARJAH: The Cultural Affairs Department at the Sharjah Department of Culture has announced that the 21st edition of the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival will open on Wednesday, under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

The festival will run until 19th January, 2019 under the theme “Horizon” and will serve as a concept to unite artists and art enthusiasts together. The choice of the word “Horizon” reveals the quest of the artist who will traverse into artistic horizons, and in this existential journey, the artist will go to the manifestations of expression, and the aesthetics of meditation, to explore the enigmas of the image shaped by the sense.

The festival will contain 238 activities in the form of exhibitions, lectures, and workshops. There will be 55 exhibitions at th e Sharjah Art Museum, Al Majaz Waterfront, Maraya Art Centre, and among other locations in the Emirate, these exhibitions will be presenting works of artists from the UAE, neighbouring Arab countries, and other countries from around the world.