Jan 5, 2024

During the period from December 28 to January 28, 2024, the city of Dubai will host the ‘Coffee Art Marathon’ events in its first edition, which is an unparalleled celebration of coffee, music, arts, and culture.

Organized by Art4you Gallery and Curated by Ms. Jesno Jackson, this mega event promises to be a vibrant showcase of creativity, sustainability, and the global coffee lifestyle.

Starting from December 28, 2023, until January 28, 2024, the ‘Coffee Art Marathon’ is set to transform Dubai into a hub for artistic and caffeine experiences. With 22 activities focused on coffee and art, the event will emerge as Art4you Gallery’s largest annual international gathering, attracting participants and artists from more than 50 nationalities.

Jesno Jackson, the founder, and curator emphasizes the event’s commitment to sustainability, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and COP28. The marathon’s mission is not only to celebrate the present but also to pave the way for a sustainable future for artists, especially through the unique medium of coffee painting.

The ‘Coffee Art Marathon’ provides a unique opportunity for the coffee community to come together. Café owners, industry experts, baristas, and emerging artists from around the world will mingle and network, strengthening connections and appreciation for the art of coffee. The festival also supports fair trade coffee beans and promotes sustainable practices within the industry.

Art4you Gallery confirms that the Coffee Art Marathon will be a huge festival celebrating independent artists, the arts community, and coffee and food connoisseurs. It aims to be a melting pot of contemporary arts, with a focus on promoting and nurturing creative expression.

Supported by top sponsors such as Gostoso Coffee, Attibassi Coffee, Davidoff, Nescafe, Cafe Kkai, Monviso Italian Water, Arabeska City Walk and others, the ‘Coffee Art Marathon’ promises an abundance of coffee to sip, art to admire, and music to soothe the soul. Art4you Gallery will host programs on coffee enjoyment, profiling, and education, and offer a wide range of workshops and tasting options.

The event will feature coffee roasters, traders, equipment suppliers, and more. Art lovers can indulge in events such as Coffee Art Exhibition, Live Art Performances, Sustainability Talks, Coffee Brewing, Latte Art, Coffee Tasting, Mug Design, Coffee Art Jams, Cultural Art Walk, Doodle a Cup, Bookmark Creation, Panel Discussion, Cafe Talks, Conference etc…

The ‘Coffee Art Gallery’ Exhibition is one of the highlights of the ‘Coffee Art Marathon’ and will include live art performances by Coffee painters, the longest live drawing challenge, coffee painting workshops, cultural art walk, live feet painting and performances by international artists. Participating artists are Vasilisa Eliseeva – Russia, Mahum Shoaib, Shazia Malik – Pakistan, Sarri Tolarba Gayat, Ricknibert – Philippines, Yuliya Solomennaya – Belarus, Shehab Shoukry – Egypt, Maryna Futymska – Ukraine, Ramesh Vellinezhi, Murali, Maria Komal Abie, Jesno Jackson, Neetu George, Aimee Sarah George, Safa Peshimam – India, Tamara Noori – Srilanka, Aliyeh, Mehboobeh Shahnavaz, Shakiba Rabiei – Iran, Khuloud Almheri, Dana Almhairi – UAE, Alzbeta – Czech Republic, Rania Abdelrahman – Sudan, Labiba Ferhat – Algeria, Ekaterina Sholomova, Svetlana Kreventsova – Russia.

Music lovers can enjoy the tunes of the famous violinist Cynthia Kabsa and experience a variety of musical performances.

The grand finale on the final day will include an awards night with poetry and dance performances. On this day we will do the Felicitation to all participants, and the winners of the competitions such as ‘Igniting the Art of Coffee’ and ‘Calendar Competition’, will be honored. Coffee Painting Calendar Limited edition launched with Top 10 artworks, also Juried by top juries from UAE.

‘Coffee Art Marathon,’ hosted in various locations will have family entertainment where we create a lively community atmosphere.

Sponsors, support partners, gift partners, media partners, and other collaborators have come together to make the Art of Coffee Marathon a reality in Dubai.

Join the celebration of creative expression and coffee culture at the Coffee Art Marathon as the enchanting city of Dubai becomes a canvas for a month-long celebration of art, music, and coffee.

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