Chitra Sante, or Art Fair, draws 100,000 art lovers in Bangalore

January 2nd, 2008 - 8:18 pm ICT by admin  

Bangalore, Jan.2 (ANI): Art lovers in Bangalore had a great fun on the weekend when over 3,000 artists from across Andhra Pradesh converged here to participate in the Chitra Sante, a popular art fair that is held here on the last Sunday of the year.
Organised by the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, the local body for the promotion of art, the art fair held on the road captivated an overwhelming response. The beguiling fair brought back art and creativity alive on a boulevard.
According to Chitrakala Parishad President, the Chitra Sante links and brings the aspirations of the artists and art lovers.
It was a riot of colours at the Kumarakrupa Road in Bangalore. Thousands of people through out the day thronged and interacted with the artists taking the culture to a new high. Responding to the Chitra Sante many of them shared their thoughts and felt elated on reviving the art link, said T.Prabhakar, the President of Chitrakala Parishad President.
Over 100,000 visitors thronged the annual art fair to witness the exhibited works displayed on road by so many artists from different places. The fair was into its fifth edition this time.
The art fair is aimed at reviving the relation between artists and art lovers. It is held as a part of art tradition of Bangalore.
The artists showcased their artistic skills displaying their old and new works. Many of these artists did on the spot sketching for the art lovers.
Art works worth Rs.100 to 150,000 were on display. (ANI)

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