Chitra Santhe on Jan 29

Chitra Santhe on Jan 29

Chitra Santhe, the annual mega art bazaar organised by the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, will be held from January 29 to 31.

The exhibition, which provides the much-needed forum for artists to display and sell their paintings, sculptures and installations, will be open to public from 8 am to 9 pm.

The three-day event is eagerly awaited by art enthusiasts in the City.

Addressing mediapersons, CKP administrator G J Kongawad said the works of as many as 2,000 artists will be on display at this year’s Chitra Santhe.

“No fee will be charged for exhibitors. Free lodging and boarding facilities too will be provided for artists. Special vehicles will be arranged to facilitate easy transportation for senior citizens and differently-abled,” said Kongawad.

The exhibits will be on display along the footpath between  Shivananda Circle and Windsor Manor Circle.

Specially-designed stalls will be set up for the blind and differently-abled in the premises of the CKP.

“We are anticipating more than two lakh visitors to various stalls that will adorn the CKP for three days,” added Kongawad.

Art competition

The CKP in association with the Deccan Herald and Prajavani will be conducting an art competition for children studying in Class V, exclusively, and those studying in Classes 6th to 10th.

The Nava Karnataka Publications will be selling an entire collection of Rabindranath Tagore’s works at the art fair.

Paintings of traditional Mysore, Tanjore, Rajasthani, Madhubani schools of art will be the prime attraction at the three-day art bonanza. Lithographs too will be on display.

The administrators, however, have promised that efforts will be directed to ensure that no reproduction of original works are displayed at Chitra Santhe.