HIA leads new art initiative with Virginia Commonwealth University

Hamad International Airport

Hamad International Airport (HIA) celebrated World Art Day by collaborating with Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) students for a community engagement initiative.

The initiative was aimed at spreading awareness on creative activity across the globe.

As part of the occasion, a group of 26 VCUarts Qatar students drew inspiration from the iconic Lamp Bear art piece to produce a charcoal drawing, representing the artwork from their unique perspectives. The drawings will made into a GIF (graphics interchange format) and will be promoted across HIA media channels.

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Speaking on the event was vice president marketing and corporate communications, HIA, Abdulaziz Abdulla Al-Mass: “We are happy to host Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar students at HIA and witness their creativity in play. Creative thinking and innovation are integral parts of art and are key drivers in the global dialogue. The airport opens its doors to art lovers, inviting them to enhance, and get inspired by the passenger experience at HIA.”

Arts and culture form a major pillar of HIA’s foundation, and it is deeply rooted across the airport’s premises. The airport focuses its efforts on enriching its environment by highlighting and promoting Qatar’s traditions and culture, as well as providing passengers with a fascinating selection of art, curated in partnership with Qatar Museums.