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“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso.

This weekend presents a great opportunity for lovers of Art. The Kenya Art Fair 2015 organized by Kuona Trust, will be held at the Sarit Centre from 13th -15th November.

The annual fair aims to nurture, appreciate and recognize excellence in the contemporary arts. This year’s event will feature rarely seen masterworks of paintings, original prints, drawings, digital media, installation work, sculptures as well as interactive talks about art. There will also be a mélange of work produced by the different exhibitors stemming from art galleries, art centers, individual master artists and institutions.

This year galleries from the region have been invited to take part. The fair accommodates approximately 48 galleries, art spaces, art institutions and individual professional artists ensuring quality and excellence while providing opportunities for sales and networking. The 2015 edition will push the possibility of creativity and technology by including a Digital Art Competition in partnership with the I-Hub. Other partners are Text Book Centre and Sarit Centre.

Why you should be at the Kenya Art Fair

  1. There will be a digital Art Competition aimed to introduce, emphasize and advance the unique qualities of digital art designs and concepts. These awards will be presented during the opening night of the fair
  2. It will also attract the attention of digital design distributers and buyers to the winners. For an artsy person, this is your opportunity to own a masterpiece.
  3. The work submitted by the winners will be showcased all through the fair including a digital art installation, to engage the public about this genre of the visual arts.
  4. The ‘Art Talk’, a vital part of the educational segment of the fair. The talks provide a full schedule of conversations, presentations and debates on a range of topics on Art in the contemporary scene.
  5. The Wasanii Exhibition is an exciting curated space. It will showcase established and emerging artists. It will also present curated art projects that have no representation from the galleries or art spaces. This year at least 150 art pieces will be showcased ranging from paintings, prints, sculpture, installations and much more.
  6. Free entry to all programs which will take place in the Seminar room of the Sarit Centre, lasting approximately 1-2 hours per session.

The Kenya Art Fair 2015 is indeed an opportunity to share Kenya’s leading art with the world while fostering a supportive arts culture. To confirm attendance, get your ticket here. You can also contact Lynnet Ngigi on Telephone: 0721262326/ 0723728694, or Email: lynnet@kuonatrust.org to book transport to venue.

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