Children’s art exhibition was held at Muscat Bay as part of its community engagement initiatives. The award-winning integrated tourism complex held an environmental awareness art exhibition for kids with artist Nikos Zarras at the Experience Centre on Saturday. The event was part of Muscat Bay’s initiative towards engaging environmental consciousness by connecting families with educational activities.
“Muscat Bay is pleased to create a space for kids to take part in creative activities and learn to build awareness about the environment. We are proud to host the exhibition with an artist as active and talented as Nikos Zarras. The exhibition strongly aligns with our values at Muscat Bay, as we are committed to ensuring all our properties and surrounding activities are dedicated to protecting the environment and preserving the surrounding location. We look forward to enriching the kids with the mindset of appreciating and caring for the environment, as we do here at Muscat Bay,” says Robert Bselis, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Muscat Bay.
Eight of Zarras’ art students aged six to 16 exhibited their paintings and craft pieces at the Experience Centre. The kids also took part in an interactive group activity of creating a collaborative globe made completely out of recycled materials and plastic water bottles.
Zarras, who had previously exhibited his artworks at Muscat Bay said, “Our main objective is to encourage the kids and give them a push to create and show their artwork, it has been a great opportunity for us to highlight their achievements by exhibiting at Muscat Bay. Our aim is to promote environmentalism and create mindfulness about recycling in Oman by developing awareness-focused artworks collectively. Muscat Bay has helped support this vision by giving the kids a platform to express their creativity and practice environmental consciousness.”
The students were invited to give speeches on their artworks and discuss their influences and growth. Visiting families and kids were encouraged to create their own art pieces at the event and work with recycled materials. The students also showcased handmade Oman-centered t-shirts created in their lessons with Zarras.
Muscat Bay has previously held social and environmental activities in the community to highlight the environment, including creating a fisherman’s shed for the village of Qantab, as well as developing the Qantab playground and Qantab public majlis. The Muscat Bay initiatives aim to introduce social activities in the community and engage with the outdoors more sustainably.