The third edition of the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival 2017 began last week at City Walk, showcasing the works and talent of 25 international and four Emirati artists.

During the week-long Festival, public spaces in City Walk will serve as open-air ‘canvases’ for the artists to showcase their creative work.

Artists participating in the ‘Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival’ prepared their creations ahead of the official start of the event that started at the beginning of March and will end on March 7th, 2017.

The public had an invaluable opportunity to watch some of the world’s most accomplished 3D artists, many of them pioneers of new styles and techniques, create their masterpieces.

We take a look at the artists at work with a set of great shots by the organisers.

The festival features the works of 25 international artists shortlisted for the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Award, the world’s first award that recognises excellence in 3D art.

Joining the international artists are some of the UAE’s most talented young national artists.

Dubai Canvas 2017 is organised by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), in partnership with Meraas, one of Dubai’s leading holding companies.

Project Manager of Dubai Canvas 2017 Ayesha bin Kalli said: “I would like to invite the public to come and see the master artists at work this week at City Walk. One of the key objectives of Dubai Canvas is to make art more accessible to a wider audience. By creating opportunities for the public to view the artists creating their pieces, we wanted to make this a truly interactive art festival.”

“Getting a glimpse into the creative and technical processes of these wonderful artists is a treat in itself. I am sure that the artworks being displayed at the event will intrigue and amaze the audience and create memorable experiences for them,” Ayesha bin Kalli added.

“I would like to invite the public to come and see the master artists at work this week at City Walk. One of the key objectives of Dubai Canvas is to make art more accessible to a wider audience.”

Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival 2017 aims to build on the success of last year’s Festival. The 2016 event, which also featured the works of a wide array of artists from across the world, received an overwhelmingly positive response from both residents and visitors to Dubai.