AD Arts Collective is back with another exciting exhibition and variety of events for the Abu Dhabi community to enjoy.

Think Art, Music, Comedy And Lots of good Fun, This is exactly what the AD Arts Collective is delivering with Honalfan Art’s here: Summer Art Festival…

Taking place at The National Theatre, the group is currently showcasing a full scale, all-encompassing arts festival. The inaugural annual installation aims to give local, emerging artists a platform for performance and exhibition. AD Arts Collective has been working steadily since November 2014, to reach the Abu Dhabi community and show that art is truly alive here.

Honalfan opened in mid-May with an exhibition featuring over 80 artworks by 31 artists, hailing from all corners of the globe. Every Tuesday evening there has been a performance dedicated to a specific artistic discipline, with three more events planned for June. On June 2, The Emirates Writer’s Union, Art House Speaks, and special guests will feed your imagination during the Poetry evening. Comedy night on June 9 is sure to make you giggle and laugh out loud, featuring the hilarious Qassab and YallaLaughs. The final Tuesday, June 16, will be a low-key Art Picnic, where people can bring their picnic basket and meet the creative minds behind AD Arts Collective.

The Collective’s previous exhibitions were a great success and the group is hoping to continue the momentum and increase awareness about the emerging and eclectic arts scene in Abu Dhabi. The volunteer artists who power this initiative, have been working tirelessly to find talent around Abu Dhabi, who would be excited by the opportunity to participate in a grassroots festival. The resulting roster of artists and performers is as impressive as it is varied and serves to further empower the lively arts community in Abu Dhabi. Organiser and artist Chelsie Joy, says: “We have seen artists from all over express an interest in and desire to work with us. We are a driven and active group of volunteers who operate on a highly professional level, this is our passion, and my second full time job.”

If you like creative gatherings and appreciate art, this festival should be right up your street!
GO: AD Arts Collective’s exhibition will be on view at The National Theatre until June 18. Events and Performances take place on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm.The National Theatre can be found just off Old Airport Road across from Al Jazira Sports Club and Sky News.