#DubaiCanvas: 3D Art Festival at The Beach in JBR | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Mar 7, 2015

#DubaiCanvas: 3D Art Festival at The Beach in JBR

I spent my weekend at The Beach in JBR, not for a swim but for a mind-bending experience. The pavement of the low-rise beachfront complex turned into an art canvas for the annual Dubai Canvas event. Focused on 3D pavement art this year, the week-long festival features the creations of world renowned street artists. 

Dubai Canvas at The Beach in JBR
Dubai Canvas at The Beach in JBR

I'm not really an artsy chick, but optical illusions and 3D effects fascinate me. What seems to be a simple painting on the pavement is a stunning three-dimensional masterpiece when viewed from the right spot! Ed and I circled each artwork looking for the perfect angle, and got shivers when we finally found it! 

As most 3D paintings create the illusion of falling from the heights, a little bit of drama is much needed. We went crazy over the artworks, to the point that Ed crawled on the floor just to get a good Mission Impossible pose on the Burj Khalifa 3D piece. Hahah! 

3D art in Dubai Canvas
We spotted a pearl... 
Burj Khalifa 3D art in Dubai Canvas
Ed climbed Burj Khalifa ala Tom Cruise...
Lady at Dubai Canvas
I conquered my fears...
magic carpet ride at Dubai Canvas
Then, we went on a magic carpet ride...
3D pavement art at Dubai Canvas
...to the top of the totem poles. 
3D wooden boat at Dubai Canvas
Then, went back to reality after a wooden boat cruise. :)

Some artworks are still unfinished, thus giving us the opportunity to witness how a 3D pavement art is made. These people are born with awesome skills! My eyes popped as an artist transformed a plain canvas into sand dunes! If only that painting was ready, we would have flaunted some sand-boarding moves that we could never do in reality. :)    

3D art in the making at Dubai Canvas
3D art in the making
Kurt Wenner at Dubai Canvas
What an honor to see Mr. Kurt Wenner, the inventor of 3D pavement art illusion and 3D street painting! 

Dubai Canvas is only until March 7, 2015. The amazing 3D pieces will then be displayed in various locations around Dubai. I wonder where will that "sand-boarding in the dunes" artwork go. If you'll see it somewhere after the event, please tell me! My sand-board pose is ready! ;)

Dubai Canvas Map
 Dubai Canvas map: Find the stunning 3D pieces in these locations until March 7, 2015.  

3D Art Festival
Dubai Canvas 2015
The Beach, JBR

How to get there by public transport?
Take the Dubai Metro to Damac (formerly Dubai Marina) - Red Line
Take the Dubai Tram to Jumeirah Beach Residence 1 
Walk to The Beach

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