Ramadan sharing fridges get amazing makeovers thanks to local artists

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The Ramadan Fridges are now serious pieces of art…

In the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, sharing fridges have once again sprung up around the city, in a yearly initiative to give back to the community and provide free food and drink to families and workers in need across Dubai.

Last year saw a number of local artists spruce up the fridges using aerosols, paints and brushes in a series of amazing artwork. This year they’re back – and more inventive than ever, with the number of talented artists up to 40 putting their talents to the fridges.

ALSO READ: Here’s a map of all the Ramadan Sharing Fridges in Dubai

The idea came to life in 2018 when two local artists decided to brighten up the Ramadan Sharing Fridge in their local community. From here, @fridgeartindxb  was born.

 

More than 46 fridges have been decorated already, but with 200 in total dotted around the city, the artists are showing no sings of slowing down.

The move is designed to bring the joy of art to workers and people visiting the fridges, to brighten their moods and give them access to art that they might not see or encounter on a daily basis. Fridge Art Initiative organiser Rosan Reodica Juan said of the designs last year: “Art should be shared, and not limited to galleries and museums.”

We’ve rounded up some of this years’ epic designs…

This eclectic fridge is based in Jumeirah and designed by @si.sa.shine

 

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You’ll find this cool design in Dubai Silicon Oasis and its by @marvelous_morph

 

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This fridge is flying high and is the brainchild of @stainz37

 

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For those who love their unicorns, this fridge design by @madleine.art will bring you sunshine and rainbows.

 

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This fridge art by @blendedlines.ae in The Springs incorporates traditional Arabic designs.

 

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This cool design, found in Cordobe Residence is is the result of a combined effort from@atelier22am and @luayster

 

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The moon and stars design associated with Ramadan are the theme for this fridge at Arabian Ranches 2, by @mkdoesart and @shadesbycvm

 

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A taste of Hawaii is brought to the Middle East with this fridge at Horizon English School, Dubai.

 

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You’ll be transported to another galaxy with this stunning design by @mireille.salti.art

 

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This colourful design greets its visitors with an “Oh Hello”, designed by @joedeart

 

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The ocean is the inspiration for this design, seemingly with homage to World Turtle Day on May 22. It’s created by @emmaskinnerart and is at home in JVC.

 

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Colour and funky design makes this fridge, in Jumeirah Park Dubai, super eye-catching, with a nice inspirational quote too.

 

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Another design from @marvelous_morph this fridge at the Swiss International Scientific School Dubai features a robot and a Rubix cube.

 

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Also based at the Swiss International Scientific School Dubai, this design features a falcon and a camel – animals synonymous with the UAE. By @stainz37 and @monzzzm

 

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This graffiti style emphasises the themes of Ramadan – love, unity and harmony. You’ll find it in Jumeirah Park Dubai.

 

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Just looking at the colours in this design brightens our mood. Thanks to @atelier22am

 

 

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This before and after of a fridge at Victory Heights in Dubai Sports City shows how bright colours can transform. Design by @joedeart

 

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Flowers are the theme here with a stunning tropical design, located in Mirdif and created by three artists: @naqsh_by_kiran@blendedlines.ae and @mariaaamer123

 

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@keenandabreo created this colourful piece, incorporating the moon and stars design associated with the Holy Month of Ramadan, found in Jumeirah Park Dubai.

 

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