More than 500 artists gear up for Art Dubai 2012

10/01/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Bob Brunskill
More than 500 artists gear up for Art Dubai 2012

Dubai's credentials in the art world are set to be given a significant boost over the coming months.From March 21st to 24th this year the emirate will host its sixth annual art fair.Organisers of the event claim that Art Dubai 2012 will be the biggest programme ever, with 74 galleries from 32 countries and work from more than 500 artists set to be displayed.With the event shaping up to be bigger than ever before, property investors and others with business interests in Dubai could benefit from a short-term spike in tourist numbers over the coming weeks.The Cartier-sponsored event will be held at the Madinat Jumeirah and is expected to welcome more than 20,000 visitors.Antonia Carver, director of Art Dubai, said: "Over the past decade, Dubai has become known as an international art hub. This growth has been organic, with a scene characterised by enthusiastic, enquiring audiences and dedicated local patrons."This year’s fair promises to deliver an unrivalled collection of varied yet tailored programmes for everyone, from the world’s leading collectors and art professionals to students and families."