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Art for the people: Beirut Art Week

This year’s art walk has 16 stops featuring important works of art throughout the city.

Photo: Beirut Art Fair

id is thrilled to see that start of Beirut Art Week (18-25 September). This unique offsite program of Beirut Art Fair (20-23 September) featuring works of art displayed in public spaces and the city’s most prestigious shops.

Reflecting Beirut’s standing as a cultural center, this year’s artistic walk includes 16 STOPS with a festive spirit that showcase important artworks of Lebanese and international artists placed inside and outside Hotel Le Gray, and at Samir Kassir Pool, Beirut Souqs entrance, Elie Saab Boutique, 3Beirut, Pik’d pop-up store, the old L’Orient-Le Jour building in Beirut Souqs, Opera Gallery, and Arthaus Gemmayzeh.

Among the stops, the amazing “ciné-concert” of exclusive archives of Beirut titled “In the Heart of Beirut”, with a live performance by SIG, at the Opera Gallery terraces, in cooperation with the Lebanese Film Festival.

The public is on a rendez-vous to enjoy the works of the gifted artists Nayla Romanos Iliya, Bassam Kyrillos, Marc Sijan, Young-Deok Seo (2 works), Merete Rasmussen, Charles Khoury, Bibiana Domit, Antonio Signorini, Stefano Bombardieri, Cathleen Naundorf, Philippe Aractingi, Nabil Helou, Jean Boghossian, and Carlos Garcia de la Nuez.

A map is on hand to the locations of the 16 stops at the Le Gray Hotel and on Beirut Art Fair website. The artworks on show promise to trigger interest and delight, and to be of an art appreciation value to the public, Lebanese and foreign.