Dubai: The first session of the Dubai Canvas Festival wrapped up on Saturday following an “innovation-packed week.”

The festival was held with the participation of world-class 3D pavement art elites and a selected group of promising Emirati artists.

The festival took place at The Beach, opposite Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) from March 1 to March 7. The event was organised by Brand Dubai, the innovation arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office.

Mona Al Merri, Director-General of the Government of Dubai Media Office, said: “Positive energy remains the catalyst for innovation and vehicle for unconventional thinking, which makes up original elements in Dubai’s spirit and distinguishes the city that races time to be always in the forefront of the world’s fastest growing cities. This is the message the Dubai Canvas carried.”

The festival granted its visitors the opportunity to interact with the world’s top 3D pavements artists to satisfy their eagerness to learn about this art. Kurt Wenner, founding father of 3D pavement art, and his colleagues presented their works to public and shared their rich experiences with local artists.

In addition to Wenner, the world leading 3D artists participated in the event, including Gregor Wosik, Juandres Vera, Anthony Cappetto, Cuboliquido, Julie Kirk Purcell, Tracy Lee Stum, Leon Keer, Peter Westerink and Cesar Paredes Pacora.

— Staff report