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Businesses in Alserkal Avenue to raise money for Beirut

Businesses in Alserkal Avenue to raise money for Beirut

Dubai's arts quarter has organised a fundraising event for Lebanon's capital

Alserkal Avenue opened in June with social distancing measures in place
Alserkal Avenue opened in June with social distancing measures in place

Alserkal Avenue is hosting a fundraising day for Beirut on Saturday, August 15th.

Businesses and art galleries in Dubai's arts neighbourhood will donate 100 per cent of their profits on that day.

Following the deadly blast in the Lebanese capital on August 4, the UAE arts community has come together to support charities working on the ground there.

Funds will go to Emirates Red Crescent, and the total amount raised will be matched by Alserkal, the arts foundation behind the Avenue.

Those business taking part are: Appetite, Crank, Shimis, The Odd Piece, The Happy Box, Chi-ka, The Good Life, Inked, Ame and Cinema Akil.
Galleries Carbon 12, Isabelle van den Eynde, Green and Gulf Photo Plus are also contributing to a range of related good causes through sales of artworks.

'A Day for Beirut' also includes a donation drive that runs until Saturday, August 29th.

Items such as canned and dry goods, first aid kits, gloves, masks, brooms and brushes, hygiene products and toys will be accepted at Warehouse 46 and cash donations at a collection point in A4 Space.

It's not the first time the creative community has come together to do good.

In two months from April, business owners in the Avenues could apply for a subsidy by proposing ways to help each other, or members of the public.

In just two months, they raised more than AED 2 million in kind through swapping services, including design, videography, brand building, media resources, website design, and transportation support.

What an amazing bunch!

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