My September Arts & Culture Calendar

I have set aside a stack of notebooks and my favorite frocks with pockets for the opening of Art Season in September. Here is a peek into my super-packed calendar. All of the events I will be attending are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration. I’d love to meet you there!

9 September

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Alserkal Avenue Art Night
7-10pm, Al Quoz, Dubai
http://alserkalavenue.are

One of my favorite events of the year is the opening of Art Season at Alserkal Avenue. If you are interested in the arts, you really cannot miss this event. Many of the galleries are holding openings and you can meet the artists, people watch, and be part of a sophisticated social scene that is the antithesis of Dubai’s club culture.

Larissa Sansour's Palestinauts have landed at Lawrie Shabibi!

Larissa Sansour’s Palestinauts have landed at Lawrie Shabibi!

Lawrie Shabibi presents Science Faction a solo exhibition by Larissa Sansour
Opening Reception 9 September, 2013, 7-9pm
Exhibition until 12 November, 2013
Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai
http://www.lawrieshabibi.com

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Green Art Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Jung Lee
Opening Reception 9 September, 6-9pm
Exhibition until 23 October, 2013
Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai
http://www.gagallery.com

10 September

Although it is not an official DIFC Art Night, many of the galleries in DIFC will be holding openings the evening of 10 September. I am particularly interested to see what The Empty Quarter and XVA have up their fashionable sleeves. I will keep you updated as I learn more about these openings. The first official DIFC Art Night of the year is planned for 11 November, 2013.

16 September

A photograph of the most recent Young Collector’s Auction

A photograph of the most recent Young Collector’s Auction

The public is encouraged to attend The 16th Young Collectors Auction to learn about art auctions and to have the chance to bid on works by regional artists at prices accessible to young professionals and those just beginning to build a personal collection. Lots can be previewed at Ayyam Gallery in Al Quoz, 9-15 September and also online. Don’t forget to arrive right on time to secure your paddle!

Ayyam Gallery (Al Quoz) Presents The 16th Young Collectors Auction
16 September, 7:00pm onwards
Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai
http://www.ayyamgallery.com/auctions

25 September

Dazzling interior of The Sharjah Art Museum

Dazzling interior of The Sharjah Art Museum

I’ll be bringing my sketchpad and charcoals to The Lure of Beauty, an exhibition at Sharjah Art Museum documenting 100 years of fashion photography and illustration from the private collection of Martin Fervers (Cologne, Germany)

‘The Lure of Beauty’ Exhibition
25 Sep. – 30 Nov. 2013
Sharjah Art Museum
http://www.sharjahmuseums.ae

28 September

The Invitation Beckons!

The Invitation Beckons!

PechaKucha, the Japanese art of concise presentations returns to Sharjah’s Maraya Art Centre. Get a free crash course in a random variety of topics as designers, thinkers, and makers give non-commercial talks about their passions.

PechaKucha Night
Saturday 28 September, time TBD
Maraya Art Centre
Block E, First Floor, Al Qasba, Sharjah
https://www.facebook.com/MarayaArt