Artscrafts is set to make history once again in the UAE’s vibrant art scene by bringing together artists
from 28 diverse countries to celebrate unity through art. Last year, on the 51st National Day of the UAE Artscrafts achieved a Guinness World Record by connecting artists from 65 countries. This year, we are proud to announce the Vasudhaiv Kutumbam Art Festival, which translates to the whole family is one world, under the patronage of the Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi. This two-day extravaganza will take place on October 7th and 8th, promising a spectacular experience for art enthusiasts and cultural connoisseurs alike.
Dubai International Art center is technical partner for this grand event and curating this event too. Established in 1976 DIAC is one of the oldest and prestigious art community centers of Dubai which serves the art and culture community of the Middle East, and we are proud to be a partner with DIAC says Kejriwal the founder of the Artscrafts.
DIAC is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Artscraft for the momentous event, Vasudhaiv
Kutumbakam. This event serves as a resounding testament to the heartfelt sentiments and dedicated
efforts put forth by the organizers. It symbolizes our commitment to fostering unity in diversity and
celebrating the unbreakable bond that ties us all together as a global family. Diyali, the Chairperson of
DIAC, shares her enthusiasm for this remarkable journey towards a more interconnected world.
A Global Art Exhibition
Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam will showcase a unique art exhibition featuring the works of 40 distinguished
artists from 28 countries. These remarkable artworks will be a testament to the beauty of diversity and
the power of artistic expression.
It is truly honored to be a part of the prestigious Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam art exhibition says Indian
artist Pari Sagar, currently residing in the UAE. Pari Sagar’s art is a magnificent celebration of the profound
interplay between culture and art, vividly expressed through a rich palette of colors. Her work brilliantly
encapsulates the timeless connection between humanity and the natural world, with a profound
emphasis on love as the ultimate universal truth.
A Cultural Extravaganza
In addition to the art exhibition, the festival will feature a rich cultural program, live painting
demonstrations, and an enthralling Rangoli contest that will add an extra layer of beauty and cultural
richness to the event. Mr. Anil Kejriwal, Founder and CEO of Artscrafts, emphasizes that this gathering of
28 nations, celebrating the theme of "One World, One Family, One Future, One Culture, will be nothing less than a Joyful celebration of togetherness.
The 15-Meter-Long Masterpiece
One of the festivals highlights will be the creation of a 15-meter-long painting titled & where all
participating artists will paint a special festival or cultural moment from their home country. Neeraj
Ritolia, Project Director, notes that art is a universal language that can stir emotions in indescribable
ways, making it a powerful tool for people of all nationalities to express themselves.
Behind the Scenes
Sudhir Balakrishna, the Event Director, acknowledges the tremendous effort that goes into organizing
such an event. He highlights the importance of meticulous planning, coordination, and hard work in
making this celebration a reality. Artscrafts is committed to delivering an exceptional experience to all
artists and art enthusiasts.
A Diverse Team, a Collaborative Effort
Artscrafts has enlisted the support of a dedicated team to ensure the success of Vasudhaiv Kutumbam.
From marketing and technical expertise to curation and community engagement, every aspect has been
Khushi Kejriwal, responsible for marketing, is tirelessly reaching out to artists and art lovers through
social media. Meanwhile, Technical Head Mr. Nilesh is leveraging his skills to provide the best digital
experience for event visibility.
Dubai International Art Centre is collaborating with Artscrafts for the first time, offering technical
support, including artist selection and event curation, to ensure visitors have the opportunity to witness
the finest artworks. Mr. Diwakar Prasad is overseeing an art contest for children aged 9 to 14, fostering a friendly
atmosphere for all participating students with the support of various Indian communities.
In a gesture of inclusivity, all CBSE schools will exhibit their best artwork based on the theme of the
event. The most outstanding artwork will be awarded trophies and certificates, as confirmed by Madhu
Kejriwal, the hospitality in charge of the event.
Artscrafts is a dynamic platform that emerged in May 2021 with the mission to support artists
during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Founded by Anil Kejriwal, a director at
Jindal Saw group, Artscrafts has grown into a global community of more than 200 artists from
various backgrounds, united by a passion for art and a commitment to artistic unity and support.
~ By Pari Sagar