It is the Holiday Season again and "The times they are a changing", Bob Dylan said it quite appropriately. Art has become a game and the players are bigger than ever. This is one of the reasons The BLUE ELEPHANT RESTAURANT, located at Hilton Resort - Kuwait, has decided to kick off the BLUE ELEPHANT ART SHOW, a one-of-a-kind event around art and artistic visions for the advertising creative community of Kuwait and the need for change. The great thing about creativity is that it takes you in all sorts of directions and as Pablo Picasso puts it, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”. THE BLUE ELEPHANT ART SHOW is an Art competition focusing around the Elephant; an artistic and social event geared towards inspiration and art away from the day-to-day business environment. The BLUE ELEPHANT Thai Restaurant is inviting all interested and skilled graphic designers, art & creative directors from & within the advertising community to recreate an elephant their way. No restrictions, no boundaries are put. The theme is to be interpreted as broadly as they wish, recreating the elephant their way with their medium of choice. All artworks will be displayed during a ten-days outdoor exhibition around the restaurant for the guests’ delight. Hilton exquisite Thai restaurant is thus providing the opportunity for a gathering around creative matters born out from the need for such inspiring reunions and more artistic interactions while playing the art game. Creativity is only half the story; networking and showcasing are equally important for anyone’s success. "It’s a warm up exercise", says Hussein Jaafar, CEO of the organizing event company, The Communication Zone, who believes that “THE BLUE ELEPHANT ART SHOW is a great opportunity to shine as well as a rousing and fun homework to let loose the mind and creative juices before engaging into the second stage, in the very near future, with the launch of ACT4Q8, a new inspiring project that will involve conception & creation of public awareness campaigns". For the time being, THE BLUE ELEPHANT ART SHOW is aiming for a casual meeting for all Creative Directors and graphic designers in town around artistic issues and “fresh inspiration with a kick” says Aligi Gardenghi, business development director of Kuwait Hilton Resort. Indeed, this competition will hopefully trigger more get-togethers where artistic matters are dealt with thus giving a punch to the advertising local scene. “The BE Art Show is a colorful exhibition of visual arts around THE ELEPHANT as a subject that will be held for ten days during the month of February”, explains Gardenghi. "Moreover, it’s a perfect opportunity for an informal networking as much as for publicity and exposure, where artists can gain recognition within the scene for their personal contributions to the art of advertising". Here is a definite inspirational opportunity to hang out and network around peers and show off your artistic skills where inspiration is sure to run wild; and the two first winners will get a round-trip ticket with Qatar Airlines, to the wonderful island of Phuket in Thailand along with four nights at the Hilton Phuket Resort. The third winner will also benefit from a week-end stay at Kuwait Hilton Resort with the full use of the Hotel and SPA facilities in addition to dinning at the Blue Elephant Restaurant. BE inspired, BE creative for an exotic happening! Deadline for artwork submission is on January 30th.