This Saturday, August 15, Alserkal Avenue will be hosting a fundraising day for Lebanon. The UAE-based arts community has stepped in to provide support for charities working on the ground in Beirut following the tragic blast that affected thousands last week. A number of businesses and art galleries that form part of the arts neighborhood in Al Quoz will be donating proceeds for the day to the Emirates Red Crescent. All proceeds made on Saturday will be then matched by the Alserkal Arts Foundation.
Titled ‘A Day for Beirut’, this initiative also includes a donation drive at a collection point in A4 Space that will run until August 29. Items such as canned and dry goods, ﬁrst aid kits, gloves, masks, brooms and brushes, hygiene products, and toys will be accepted at Warehouse 46 inside the Avenue, which will eventually be sent to Beirut via the Emirates Red Crescent.
Spread across 500,000 square feet, Alserkal Avenue is a renowned vibrant community of visual and performing arts organizations, designers, and artisanal spaces in Dubai. The avenue has now become an essential platform for the development of the creative industries in the United Arab Emirates.
The following businesses in Alserkal Avenue will donate 100 percent of proceeds made on Saturday to the initiative for Lebanon:
• The Odd Piece
• The Happy Box
• The Good Life
• Cinema Akil
The following art galleries are also participating to raise funds:
• Carbon 12
• Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde
• Green Art Gallery
• Gulf Photo Plus
There are also several similar initiatives by other creative concepts set to take place in the coming weeks, including a donation event at Nightjar Coffee and a letter-writing campaign to children in Beirut by The Happy Box.
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