In Collaboration with Doha Festival City, Qatar Fine Arts Associations, and Dar Hessa,
Doha, Qatar – 26 January 2023: Qatar Charity is all set to inaugurate the ‘Sounds and Colors’ exhibition today, in cooperation with Doha Festival City, Qatar Fine Arts Associations, and Dar Hessa. The proceeds of the artworks on display at Doha Festival City will go towards humanitarian causes.
Many Qatari fine artists are participating in the exhibition, which will continue until January 31. They have allocated the proceeds of their paintings in support of the ‘Warm Hearts’ campaign launched by Qatar Charity to contribute to meeting the winter needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, and the vulnerable across the globe.
Mr. Abdul Rahman Al-Hajri, director of the Programs and Community Development department at Qatar Charity, thanked Doha Festival City, the partners, and the fine artists, calling on people to visit the exhibition and support the ‘Warm Hearts’ campaign by purchasing the artworks. He said that Qatar Charity is always keen to partner with all relevant bodies and involve those with talents and creative skills in the different fields of humanitarian work to support its projects.
Mr. Jihad Zarkout, Assistant General Manager of the company owning Doha Festival City said, “We at the Bawabat al-Shamal Real Estate Company are proud to start this year in a partnership with Qatar Charity to organize the ‘Sounds and Colors’ charity exhibition, the latest chapter in our long-standing partnership that has included numerous charity events and activities to support benevolent causes in Qatar, regionally, and internationally. As a Qatari organization, we are always keen on supporting charity efforts in Qatar and internationally as well as highlighting Qatar’s generous efforts in supporting vulnerable people around the world. The proceeds of this exhibition will support Qatar Charity’s winter campaign to bring warmth to those who are in need around the world. We encourage everyone to visit the exhibition to admire the works on display.”
From his part, Robert Hall, Doha Festival City General Manager, said: “We are happy to start this year strong with a charity initiative in partnership with Qatar Charity, our regular partners in humane initiatives. Through our #FestivalCares CSR programme we have supported the local community and institutions with initiatives that promote sustainable and healthy living, as well as a culture of giving. We were happy to provide a space for talented artists to showcase their creations, in turn, the artists were happy to donate their artwork to Qatar Charity to help those in need of warmth.”
For her part, Mrs. Hanadi Al-Darwish, Founder and Director of Dar Hessa, expressed her happiness to participate in this initiative to support the winter campaign, noting that the art can contribute to serving humanitarian causes, and alleviating the suffering of the vulnerable. She said that this exhibition is the second cooperation between Dar Hessa and Qatar Charity, indicating that the first cooperation was to support low-income families, especially those affected by the covid-19 pandemic.