With the fifth edition of Art Dubai and Sharjah Biennial 10 taking place this March, art lovers in the UAE are in for a visual treat. Complementing the high profile art events that attract global talent, the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is supporting the ArtBus, which makes its return for the fifth consecutive year.
This year, the ArtBus will not only transport art lovers to arts venues in Al Quoz, DIFC and Al Bastakiya but also to Sharjah. The most compelling feature of the ArtBus this year will be its exteriors, which will feature exclusive artworks by Emirati artists, who have been specially commissioned by Dubai Culture in association with ArtintheCity for the design.
For the first year ever, ArtBus will be visiting the Sharjah Biennial, with a bus journeying to the city of Sharjah from March 16-19, 2011. The bus will depart from the first roundabout at Souk Madinat Jumeirah at 10am each day and will first travel to Al Qasba, where passengers can visit Maraya Art Centre and the Barjeel Art Foundation before heading to the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization. After re-fueling with a lunch stop, the ArtBus will head to Sharjah Biennial 10, leaving passengers plenty of time to explore the vast range of commissioned artist projects that extend from the Sharjah Art Museum to Sharjah’s historic Heritage Area.
There will be two return buses to Dubai to allow for visitors who wish to stay for the evening performances, with the first departing at 5pm and the second departing 15 minutes after the last performance. Galleries included in the route are Maraya Art Centre, Barjeel Art Foundation. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and Sharjah Biennial 10.