Sana Sajan Launched Wabi Sabi – A Community Art Space at Meraki Art Studio

Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness .

It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind .

As the sun colours flowers, so does art colour life, keeping this thought alive a new studio was launched this weekend in Dubai which is going to make waves in the art community in the UAE – Wabi Sabi is a community arts space that aims to engage audiences, promote local artists and support the development of Dubais art scene through its extensive art programmes, educational initiatives, and community projects .

Sana Sajan, Director, Danube Group
Through their diverse public programmes, they aim to increase knowledge and appreciation for the arts in the UAE, their objective is to build a bridge between the arts and education, opening cultural dialogue in a non-judgemental environment, and help carry the ideation process into creation .

As a means to do so, they host workshops, talks, events and opportunities to bring together a like-minded community .

Wabi Sabi will be housed in the communal art studio Meraki Art studio in Al Quoz, who’s founders Pooja and Kajol, are a powerhouse of talent and are deeply passionate about the arts, and are active supporters of the art scene in Dubai, Kajol, a qualified interior designer, put her skills at work at the studio which is evident in the elegant and abstract interiors of the art space .

their studio is a multi-concept space that offers workshops to help their patrons de-stress, a space to build resin furniture, Wabi Sabi – which will be their painters area .

Their studio is open to people of all skill-levels .

Anyone interested in painting, candle-making, soap-making, resin art, woodwork or other forms of art and design can come to the venue and practice the art of their liking, the studio has a variety of payment and membership options and has already caught the fancy of art aficionado’s across the city .

“For professional artists who want a regular space to work, they can opt for the monthly membership .

For those who want to unwind with a single session of painting after a long day at work, they can do that at nominal charges,” says Pooja Co-founder of Meraki Studio .

The space is also a perfect co-working space for artsy peeps to get their thinking caps on, at a convenient location at an affordable price .

Sana Sajan Owner of Wabi Sabi was quoted “My collaboration with Meraki is the perfect amalgamation of where I would want to see my passion for art being able to touch the lives of people who are as inclined towards the arts as I am, Wabi Sabi will allow you to give your thoughts an output through the medium of painting .


The art scene in the UAE has seen a radical shift, post the opening of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, the region has seen a major influx of expat community off late, open immigration policies and an oil-fuelled economic boom have drawn creative minds to the UAE, and collectors and museum professionals have followed, looking to discover art from the region .

The art scene is a massive industry in the UAE and catching onto this early worm are these 3 entrepreneurs, who are going to leave no stone unturned in fuelling the minds of young budding artists and veterans alike .

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