KUWAIT: The tenth edition of Qout Market kicked off on Saturday at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre, featuring a diverse array of 40 participating projects. The market showcased various sections, including restaurants, booths for youth projects, fine arts exhibits by Kuwaitis, a dedicated area for children and a special section highlighting the Palestinian Heritage Center. This edition marked a vibrant convergence of culinary delights, artistic expressions and cultural heritage.
The market seeks to empower the small food producer, the craftsperson, the artist, the small-scale farmer and the musician looking for an audience. Small businesses are provided the opportunity to perform at their finest and engage with a captive audience. The market takes place on Saturdays in an urban location. The upcoming Qout Markets are scheduled for January 6, February 3 and March 3, promising continued opportunities for the community to explore and engage in a rich tapestry of experiences.
Established in 2013, Qout Market emerged from modest origins with a distinct purpose: To draw attention to, nurture and showcase the remarkable diversity within the local artisan community. From the outset, it beckoned to inquisitive visitors eager to explore novel experiences, forge connections, and immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere created by passionate creators.
Since its inception, Qout Market has transcended its humble beginnings to become an integral part of the social calendar, capturing the attention of both local residents and visitors from the broader region. Serving as a microcosm of Kuwait’s cultural tapestry, the market carefully selects vendors not only for their outstanding products and dedication but also for their embodiment of a shared sense of community.
At its core, Qout Market weaves together the threads of local farm produce, artisanal delicacies, and crafts, complemented by a street food section that celebrates the culinary richness of the local food community. The inclusion of a dedicated children’s section underscores the market’s commitment to providing an inclusive space for all, fostering not just commerce but a shared experience that reflects the heart and soul of Kuwait.