This December, Kandima Maldives becomes a hive of creative energy as they launched their first ever KULA Art Festival with sensational festivities, whipping up a storm of colour as they head towards their year-end celebrations!

As a key component to Kandima’s Art Initiative, The KULA Art Festival is the first of its kind to be ever hosted in any resort in the Maldives at such a large scale, turning the entire resort into the trendiest, most happening art centre in the Indian Ocean. Inviting over 20 local artists specializing in various mediums including digital, coffee, acrylic, henna, spray paint and local crafts, the event showcased Maldivian artistic talent in all its glory!

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Beach games, art activities and plenty of grub to grab, the KULA Art Festival certainly stayed true to its carnival theme with an electrifying atmosphere and an awesome line up of entertainment. Set in front of Kandima’s iconic Beach Club, the festival kicked off with live art demonstrations along with classes for guests to unleash their inner creativity. A wide range of artwork from the participating artists was also displayed throughout the event, giving them the perfect platform to gain exposure on an international stage.

As the sun started to dip, the guests took to the beach to start off the most colourful event of the day yet, the KULA colour run! An epic trail through clouds of colour on one of the longest stretches of beach in the Maldives, leaving runners covered in powders of pink, yellow, green and blue from head to toe! It was definitely a family affair, with both adults and the little ones making their way through a rainbow of colours to the finish line.

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The KULA initiative was launched on the 5th of October 2017, with a vision to promote and nurture local artistic talent and creativity and essentially open up new horizons for the local art community like never before.