You can own art without breaking the bank – just visit Galleries Week, a weeklong, free art event at Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi. Part of Abu Dhabi Art (the capital’s annual art fair), the event will feature six regional galleries from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Jeddah until April 19, making it a great opportunity to discover art by up-and-coming artists that’s also affordable. Prices begin at Dh2,000. Besides painting the event also promotes design and mixed media art with workshops for families on collage, calligraphy and watercolours, and a pop-up market selling wares by UAE-based designers such as Donna Hourani, The Bowery Company and Aranaz. If performance art is what moves you then there’s plenty of shows you don’t want to miss – Sima Dance Group will perform as will musicians Abri and Funk Radius, Carl and Reda Mafia and Adam Baluch.
Food trucks by Meylas, Boon Café, The Raw Place, Kekiuae, and FrostBite will be parked at the venue to keep you well-fed.
All events are free and open to public but some require prior registration; visit warehouse421.ae.