Doha, Qatar: The Qatar International Art Festival (QIAF) is set to return for its fifth edition with a focus on "The environment and sustainability." The event will run from November 20 to 25, housed at the Cultural Zone within Expo 2023 Doha, located at Al Bidda Park.
Recognized as one of the country's largest art gatherings, QIAF promises a varied and rich array of artistic experiences. The festival boasts 12 distinctive events offering a diverse tapestry of artistic expression. Attendees can anticipate painting and sculpture exhibitions, the Youth International Art Exhibition, a Qatar cultural tour, an art panel talk show, an art conference, masterclasses, creative art workshops, live painting demonstrations, a sustainable and artistic fashion show, a cultural musical evening, networking dinners, and an awards night.
Head of QIAF and President of The MAPS International WLL, Rashmi Agarwal, shared, "QIAF is more than just an art festival; it's an emotion. It serves as a welcoming platform that connects artists globally with over 300 artists from 65 countries, including Galleries." Agarwal added, "Great achievements come from dedicated teams that trust each other, moving faster and innovating. Your journey to success starts with your involvement. Dare to dream big, trust yourself, and take action."
Masterclasses will be an event highlight, presenting eight sessions covering a spectrum of topics, including unique techniques, technology integrated with art, artificial intelligence in art, color therapy, musical rhythm's relationship with art, participant skill enhancement, knowledge sharing, audio-video documentaries, and digital art.
The festival will also feature a notable panel discussion involving distinguished dignitaries and professionals, focused on "The science of 'art' towards sustainability and environmental responsibility." In the previous year, the festival was held at the Katara Cultural Village, showcasing the works of 325 artists representing over 65 nationalities.