Back of the Blog - Chitra Santhe, the "Art Mart" in Bangalore, India

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Next time when you are in Bangalore in the month of January, plan to be there on last Sunday. On this day, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath organises "Chitra Santhe" or the "art market" if one can literally translate it. Chitra in Kannada means drawing and Santhe means village market.

The concept of Chitra Santhe was born ten years ago when the then chairman of Chitrakala Parishath Dr D K Chowta wanted to bring artists face to face with buyers without middle layer called art galleries. He also wanted to remove the notion that art is only for elite and wanted to make sure it reaches common man as well. Next edition marks the tenth event.

After initial scepticism, the annual event has become a "must visit" even in Bangalore in January. This not only gives platform to budding artists as well as established ones but also allows both connoisseurs as well as common man to pick up some nice paintings. One may not see celebrity painters in the event, but either side of the road - 1 KM stretch - in front of Chitrakala Parishath virtually becomes a art market for one day. It is a riot of colours. You can buy oils, watercolours, charcoals.........also look out for nice sculptures and terracotta stuff as well. You can get your caricature done by the artists.

Artists come form all over the country to display their work. It is a feast for the eyes and a good day to spend.



Last time when we were there we bought a painting from a young Iranian artist who was studying in Chitra Kala Parishath.

I also happenned to see this nice video on YouTube by Rajaram1canvass.

Chitra Santhe on Youtube

So, mark the day. Be there on last Sunday in January 2013 which is 27 January 2013. You never know you may get a painting which may make you feel glad.

Useful links

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

Wiki on Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

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A Travel Blog from India: Back of the Blog - Chitra Santhe, the "Art Mart" in Bangalore, India

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Back of the Blog - Chitra Santhe, the "Art Mart" in Bangalore, India

Back of the blog. Here we will share tit-bits and snippets on India Travel which may be useful for a traveller in India. It may be some new information about the place, a new cuisine one can explore, a bit of history, a funny anecdote or a good travel book. Anything connected to Travel in India. 

Next time when you are in Bangalore in the month of January, plan to be there on last Sunday. On this day, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath organises "Chitra Santhe" or the "art market" if one can literally translate it. Chitra in Kannada means drawing and Santhe means village market.

The concept of Chitra Santhe was born ten years ago when the then chairman of Chitrakala Parishath Dr D K Chowta wanted to bring artists face to face with buyers without middle layer called art galleries. He also wanted to remove the notion that art is only for elite and wanted to make sure it reaches common man as well. Next edition marks the tenth event.

After initial scepticism, the annual event has become a "must visit" even in Bangalore in January. This not only gives platform to budding artists as well as established ones but also allows both connoisseurs as well as common man to pick up some nice paintings. One may not see celebrity painters in the event, but either side of the road - 1 KM stretch - in front of Chitrakala Parishath virtually becomes a art market for one day. It is a riot of colours. You can buy oils, watercolours, charcoals.........also look out for nice sculptures and terracotta stuff as well. You can get your caricature done by the artists.

Artists come form all over the country to display their work. It is a feast for the eyes and a good day to spend.



Last time when we were there we bought a painting from a young Iranian artist who was studying in Chitra Kala Parishath.

I also happenned to see this nice video on YouTube by Rajaram1canvass.

Chitra Santhe on Youtube

So, mark the day. Be there on last Sunday in January 2013 which is 27 January 2013. You never know you may get a painting which may make you feel glad.

Useful links

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

Wiki on Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

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8 Comments:

At 10/12/2012 , Blogger sreedhar babu said...

Hi thank you for the information. i was searching for the same thing your post is very useful to me... Thanks for this.. Hope to see more like this in future. I was searching some info on Bangalore Hotels, and I saw some real pictures of amazing hotels.

 
At 10/15/2012 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Sridhar. Good to see this was useful. Pls do not hesitate to write to me if you need more information.

 
At 10/25/2012 , Blogger Jeevannie said...

Hi Sir,

This is Artist Jeeva from Chennai. I would like to participate in this show on coming year, kindly let me know the details please through below email ID.

jeevannie@gmail.com

Thanks & Regards,
Jeeva
+91 9600009453

 
At 10/26/2012 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Hi Jeeva,

You can participate by writing to Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath. Go to their website and you will get details.

 
At 12/24/2012 , Blogger Chandrashekhar Patil said...

when is last date of registration for selling arts in Chitrasanthe 2013 ?/

can any body help me here ?

Chandra: cpatil365@gmail.com.

 
At 12/25/2012 , Blogger jaanbaz said...

Hi every body been participating in chitra parichat for past 3 years and feel so delighted .....wish we get better appritiation by customers and art lovers ...in the best spirit of giving a painting its home..... akbar

 
At 12/27/2012 , Blogger murthy said...

Hi Sir,

This is Artist s murthy from Erode. I would like to participate in this show on coming year, kindly let me know the details please through below email ID.

murthy6art@gmail.com

Thanks & Regards,
s murthy
+91 9003433286

 
At 1/09/2013 , Blogger S said...

i come to Bangalore on business every year, and I plan my visit around this event. Thank you for posting the date, I was getting nervous that I was going to miss it. i will be there! I will be the short white American lady. i am bringing a big suitcase so I can bring some wonderful art home with me!

 

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