Arabic calligraphy

Arabic calligraphy event to celebrate Arab identity

Saudi Gazette report

Riyadh — The Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Development, is organizing a calligraphy event under the aegis of the “Year of Arabic Calligraphy”.

The event, which started last Thursday (August 5, 2021), will continue in 10 regions until January 2022.

Artists from each city from different regions will draw Arabic calligraphy murals, paint their sections until the mural is finished, and also participate in graffiti art.

Visitors from different regions will also be able to be part of the event and add to the mural by bringing their paintings, drawings and calligraphy.

The event will move to 10 regions, starting with Abha city, passing through Sakaka in Al-Jouf region, followed by Tabuk and Al-Qassim.

After wrapping up its first phase in Abha, the event will pass through Asir and begin its second phase in September in Al-Baha.

In its second phase, it will move to Hail, Madinah, Al-Ahsa. The event will end its second phase in the Jazan region.

The initiative is part of the Quality of Life program, which aims to achieve Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, celebrate Arabic calligraphy and strengthen its presence today.

The motive behind the initiative stems from the ministry’s desire to create activities in support of the “Year of Arabic Calligraphy” program.

This event is a symbol of Arab identity, a source of inspiration and an essential element in the history of Arab civilization.