Art during Covid-19 in UAE

Art Exhibition - 4 August to 30 September, 2020

Artist Open Call towards a noble cause

Dubai based workspace community, UNBOX, and The Paintly Store jointly place an open call for UAE based artists.


UNBOX, UAE's award-winning workspace, and The Paintly Store founded by Maisoon Al Saleh, joint venture to support UAE based artists. Now more than ever, such initiative brings positive vibes to talented artists to boost their creativity and support them through their journey. UNBOX & The Paintly Store invite’s artists to submit their artworks online for an opportunity to showcase their masterpieces created during the pandemic period and named it as Art During COVID 19 in UAE.

UNBOX, an inspiring workspace, has a passion for art and culture and regularly hosts a collective art exhibition featuring the work of local and international artists. It’s unique, innovative space provides the artists with an inspiring venue to showcase their masterpieces. And The Paintly store was established by a talented Emirati Artist Maisoon Al Saleh, whom had been known to paint under seawater. With her prior experience in  exhibiting in around 100 art exhibitions within 16 countries her company will contribute towards managing the Artist Open Call by selecting the artworks aligned with the submission criteria in addition to exposing artists' artworks to art collectors and art lovers. 

UNBOX & The Paintly Store join hands for a noble cause in this pandemic period by providing an opportunity for UAE based artists to exhibit and sell their artworks, which they have created during the COVID-19 period. Through this initiative it would create a platform for hidden talents to emerge into the limelight. On the flip side, UNBOX & The Paintly Store contributed to help artists financially by selling their showcased artworks at UNBOX premises. 

7 Artist's been selected for "Art during Covid-19 in UAE" exhibition, and visitors are welcome to view 16 art pieces from 4 August to 30 September, 2020 at UNBOX Community space located at Bay Square Building 4, level 2, Business Bay, Dubai, UAE. 



UNBOX, as a community and workspace, aims to create workspace solutions that bring the best out of people, fuel their imagination, broaden their horizons, and open the doors for limitless possibilities. It is a platform for innovation that is supported by layers of networks and services to allow businesses to flourish. UNBOX's vision is to provide a future where people can excel and accomplish the unthinkable. 


About The Paintly Store 

At The Paintly Store (Est 2018), art lovers and art collectors can explore various artworks by UAE based artists! It's a gateway for inspiration that you might have not came across before. It ease up your search in finding the right work of art for residential, Offices, or Commercial Projects. 

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Marya Merchant, Interior Designer

I think it's brilliant what the Paintly Store is doing by fostering local talent and not only giving them a platform to showcase their art, but also sell it. I'm extremely grateful towards to you all and really appreciate the opportunity!

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Valentina Alexeevna, Visual Artist

At a time of great uncertainty and an ongoing trend of cancelled events, the upcoming art exhibition not only gives me a wonderful opportunity to exhibit, but also gives hope!

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Mary Domantay, Visual Artist

The Paintly Store has given a unique opportunity for aspiring artists in the UAE to showcase their talents through an art exhibition. Its diverse platform connects artists and visual enthusiasts of different nationalities to promote a community filled with empowerment,  embracing self-expression, and making individuals feel a sense of belonging.