Part With Your Art at Iris Dubai

Buy artworks for a snip and sell ones you're bored with!
ByLauren SteadmanWednesday , 11 March 2015
Part With Your Art at Iris Dubai
Iris Dubai is a sleek, sophisticated hangout in the heart of the city

With Dubai’s endless identikit apartments, it’s nice to add your own personality. You might not be allowed to redecorate, but you can spruce plain walls up with some vibrant artworks – and that’s where Iris Dubai steps in!

Next month, the rooftop bar is hosting Part With Your Art, a one-off chance to shift any pieces you’re bored with and pick up others’ preloved works for a snip of their original prices.

Don’t know what to do with that humungous print that doesn’t work in your downsized flat? Are you scouring the galleries for that one statement painting to fill the void above your couch? This inventive concept could be right up your street!

Initially launched in Cairo by two women whose love for art exceeded the boundaries of their own homes, Part With Your Art is a one-of-a-kind social event entirely devoted to showcasing people’s privately owned pieces and connecting them with art lovers keep to spot new faves that’ll make a statement without breaking the bank.

Along with the project’s co-founder and creator Laila Naga, Iris Dubai invites anyone keen to transform their humdrum home to pop down and see what it’s all about.

The bar’s founder and managing partner, Karim Jaber, said: “Iris Dubai will be transformed into an open art market that will focus on acquiring and selling pieces of art while also creating a space for socialising and embracing the art world.”

To buy an artwork, pop down to Iris to check out the pieces on display.

INFO: Sat 18-Wed 22 Apr, Iris Dubai, 27th floor, The Oberoi, Business Bay, Dubai, 056 951 1442,,, sell one, sign up and log into to submit some details about it; someone from Iris Dubai will get in touch to discuss the selling procedure. Deadline for submissions is Sat 11 Apr 

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