Colours come alive at Chitra Santhe

The biggest art fair in the state was an even bigger affair this year with 5 lakh people thronging to see some 90,000 art works at the 15th edition of Chitra Santhe; pottery was introduced here for fi

Published: 08th January 2018 03:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th January 2018 07:14 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Kumara Krupa Road near Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s official residence ‘Krishna’ turned into a no vehicle zone on Sunday and came alive with paintings. With an impressive footfall of at least five lakh, not just from Bengaluru but also from other parts of the state, the 15th edition of Chitra Santhe organised by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath concluded on a successful note.

A foreigner visitor has his body
painted at the fair

At least 1,500 artists displayed their art works from Shivananda Circle to Windsor Manor. The art works including paintings and drawings were sold for anything ranging between `100 and `2 lakh.
The event was inaugurated by scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee Dr C N R Rao. Nearly 90,000 paintings and other art works were up for sale.

This year pottery was a newly added attraction. From children to elderly people, all tried their hand at pottery. Apart from these, art installations and folk dances such as dollu kunitha were major attractions.
A contemporary art form that hogged the light at the event was tie your problems. The installation by artist Arun Kumar Yadav let visitors write their problems on a piece of paper, fold it and tie it by a thread in front of a photograph of Gautam Buddha.


Traffic jams accompanied

With vehicle movement prohibition on Kumarakrupa Road, from Windsor Manor junction to Shivananda Circle, motorists were seen stuck in traffic since morning. Though parking space was designated for visitors, it wasn’t enough. Traffic was affected on Sankey Road, Ballari Road, Race Course Road, Anand Rao Circle, Hare Krishna Road and Palace Road among other places.  

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp