- The historic Old Doha Port, situated in the bustling Mina District, has been transformed into a vibrant canvas for the World Wide Walls Festival, showcasing the artistic talents of local and international muralists.
- Running from November 26 to December 2, the festival spans a week, allowing ample time for visitors to witness the creation of captivating artworks and engage with the artists.
- Qatar Museums has curated a lineup of 13 talented artists from both local and international backgrounds. These artists will contribute their unique styles and visions to embellish the walls and spaces of Old Doha with magnificent artwork.
- World Wide Walls, previously known as ‘Pow! Wow!,’ originated in Hong Kong in 2010 and has since traveled to over 25 cities worldwide. The festival aims to beautify urban landscapes while fostering community spirit through the transformative power of mural art.
- This marks the festival’s second venture into the Middle East and North Africa, symbolizing a significant cultural celebration in the heart of Qatar’s capital city.
- Community Engagement: Visitors and art enthusiasts are encouraged to witness the live creation of these mesmerizing murals, interact with the artists, and immerse themselves in the vibrant artistic culture that envelops Old Doha Port during the festival.
World Wide Walls festival, formerly known as ‘Pow! Wow!’, has transformed the historic Old Doha Port in the vibrant Mina District into an artistic epicenter.’.
When is the World Wide Walls festival taking place, and for how long?
Running from November 26 to December 2, this international mural World Wide Walls Festival orchestrated by Qatar Museums is set to adorn the walls and spaces of Old Doha with the captivating creations of 13 talented local and international artists.
Mission of this World Wide Walls Festival:
With an aim to infuse the city with splashes of creativity and communal spirit, Qatar Museums unveiled their plans to enliven the landscape of Old Doha through the artistic expression of these renowned muralists. Transforming the city walls into magnificent canvases, these artists are set to leave an indelible mark on the cultural fabric of Doha.
Notably, this marks the festival’s second foray into the Middle East and North Africa region, symbolizing a momentous celebration of art and unity in the heart of Qatar’s capital.
World Wide Walls, conceived in 2010 by Jasper Wong in Hong Kong, initially commenced as a week-long mural extravaganza. Since its inception, the festival has embarked on a global journey, gracing more than 25 cities across the world. Its mission remains steadfast – to beautify urban spaces and foster community engagement through the medium of vibrant mural art.
Visitors and art enthusiasts alike are encouraged to witness the live creation of these mesmerizing murals and immerse themselves in the artistic vibrancy that adorns the Old Doha Port during this enchanting festival.