Under the Patronage of Sh. Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Green Abu Dhabi 2013 is a 5 week Art Exhibition held with the attendance of the American Ambassador Michael Corbin, and supported by MASDAR Institute featuring the rising star George Lewis. It's focus is to bring a message to the community of Abu Dhabi on why we need to care and act on preserving our environment by adopting diverse ideas into our daily lives. Through the show we organize various mini-events which then interact and educate the public on how one can be "Green" and what "Green" products and services are available in the community. This year we will be making 5 x 5 foot sculptures out of recycled Trash in the YAS Waterworld Weekend, and engaging our celebrity artists in the Community Celebrity Art Auction. All this will of course raise money for the EWS-WWF and the Future Center of Abu Dhabi who are our partners.
George Lewis is one of our first Green Abu Dhabi artists from 2010. George Lewis did exceptionally well, and now we are launching him into the professional category if possible. We focus on George this year since this is one of Green Abu Dhabi's key mandates, to source and find emerging artists that can go the distance, and give them all the tools and knowledge to make that transition. As he does well, we will then search our community to look for other to take the place he vacates and give a new batch of artists a shot.
Additionally we felt like celebrating with George this year since another fact was very important. Due to Green Abu Dhabi 2010 being so successful, this year in our month long event, we are launching the year long Landmark Mangrove Project for the first time. This is very important. Because this is what Green Abu Dhabi was created to do, give the public a way to act, and through that preserve our mangroves. We are doing this in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Municipality, and we will have regularly scheduled cleanups once a month for 9 months of the year in the same location. Just to make this even easier for people to remember it will always be on the 3'rd Friday of the month.
You can find out more on how to get involved by selecting the appropriate link above.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Abu Dhabi
Green Abu Dhabi will be open from the 2nd of May till the 5th of June 2013
Sunday - Thursday, Noon - 9pm
Friday & Saturday, 10am - 9pm