To celebrate World Art Day (15 April 2023) in the best way possible, as part of the resort’s global support, Kandima has collaborated with two game-changing international artists, Momo and Angelo Milano, who are currently making big waves in the creative world. of art.
Angelo Milano, a quirky, trendsetting Italian artist and one of the pioneers of the street art movement and MOMO, whose art spans multiple mediums from collage to computer coding as well as working with international brands such as Pepsi and the NFL, came together in February 2023. Other than the simple Kandima Resort to create a masterpiece of Maldivian graffiti. Artists unleash their creativity at the fun and stylish Breeze Pool Bar, the ultimate hotspot where guests can unwind poolside with daily live entertainment and stunning views of the tropical turquoise ocean waters. (Also read:
They have created murals all over the world and what inspires them the most is combining their love of exploration and travel and then being creative in open spaces and not confined to their studio.
So, why the Maldives? Artists who wanted to experience the Maldives and the Indian Ocean wanted to paint in paradise. The idea behind their mural at Kandima was purely inspired and envisioned what the Kandima brand is and the space it provides. The fitting of an exciting frame structure creates the essence of a special area accessible to all guests at the resort. The combination of colorful sofas, long horizontal space and the curiosity of creative artists made it the perfect place to explore. Their art travels through the inspiration they develop around the world, tying them into a truly unified form for the viewer’s experience.
Kandima, the ultimate lifestyle resort in the Maldives, believes that supporting the arts is important. Based on the core values of Kandima’s roots, the Kandima Total Art Initiative, one of the largest CSR projects and a way to support local artists and communities, was integral during the establishment of the island resort in 2017. With a display of artworks created by. Featuring Maldivian artists and the resort’s local resident artist, KULA Art Studio is at the heart of Kandima’s art scene. A serene studio set on the shores of an inland lake invites all guests to enjoy group or private art classes.
The KULA Art Fund is also an important element that allows Kandima to take its initiatives to new heights. For every guest staying at a lifestyle resort, 1 USD is deposited into the fund, and for every artwork sold from KULA Art Studio, 30 percent of the cost is donated to the fund. These are then used to support local community initiatives dedicated to education, art, and music. Kandima believes in giving back to its community and preserving the rich Maldivian culture with meaningful contributions.
Furthermore, every year, art in all its forms is celebrated at the massive Total Art Festival showcasing the talents of local artists and entrepreneurs. The festival is full of exciting activities that culminate with the famous Kula Color Run.
This game-changing resort is an affordable lifestyle destination. Kandima Maldives is smart, playful, connected, and responsible. This 3-kilometer resort is a place with an authentic Maldivian soul. It’s all about genuine hospitality with a human touch and innovative solutions that utilize the latest technology. Kandima Maldives is part of the hospitality group Pulse Hotels and Resorts, and caters for guests of all ages: families, couples, groups of friends and honeymooners. Whether you seek relaxation, both aquatic and island adventure, wellness, fitness or just family time, this 264-room beach resort has something for everyone. With the longest outdoor pool in the Maldives, football pitch, tennis and volleyball courts, Aquaholic Water Sports and Dive Centre, Kula Art Studio and much more, there is plenty to keep everyone busy.
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