DUBAI 14 November 2018: More murals have been added to what is fast becoming an open-air art museum in Dubai.
The Dubai Metro Murals Project was unveiled by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) and Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) last month. They have formed a strategic partnership to jointly undertake city beautification projects. This is the first project.
Two international artists, Peruvian Daniel Cortez and Dominican-born, Miami-based artist ‘Evoca1’ also known as Elio Mercado, are painting murals on pillars of the Dubai Metro on Sheikh Zayed Road between the Dubai International Financial Centre and Emirates Towers stations.
The themes of the murals have been chosen to inspire creativity and spread happiness while also reflecting Dubai’s character, vision and future aspirations.
The beautification projects will cover bridges, tunnels, walking tracks, bus stops and other public facilities and areas throughout Dubai. Accomplished artists from the UAE, the region and across the world will be invited to create public artworks in the city.