Eid Mubarak with a street art festival in Al Ain

Exterior of the Bawadi Mall in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. Photo: Charles Crowell for The National
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The annual street art festival returns this year to Al Ain’s Bawadi Mall. The festival, aiming to recreate creative public thoroughfares such as Las Ramblas in Barcelona will include six human statues, musicians, caricature artists, comedian, as well as live spray painting demonstrations. There will also be a dedicated area for children called Family Kingdom under the theme of Alice in Wonderland. “The time has come again to celebrate this Eid ul-Adha,” says Bassam Saleh, Marketing Manager, Bawadi Mall. “After the huge success of last year’s Street Art festival, Bawadi Mall has decided to take it to the next level this year. Characters of inspiring fictional artists will be roaming the mall throughout 10 days. Visitors should expect greetings in corridors and can interact with them as well as enjoy their performances.

“Spray paint performers are another whole new story. We expect to see hundreds of visitors taking photos of the astonishing artworks created onsite. We are preparing to celebrate this Eid with never-before-seen shows at Al Ain city,” he says.

* The Street Art Festival will run in Bawadi Mall from September 23 – October 3.