India’s contemporary art festival now in Hyderabad with 30 galleries, 100 stalls with 250 artists showcasing their 3500 artworks.

HYDERABAD, June 7 (The CONNECT) – Art must be affordable to all.  Every house must have a piece of art. Stating this, Telangana Tourism and Culture Minister Jupally Krishna Rao today  said Telangana Government is committed to developing arts and crafts in the state.

Inaugurating the 3day India Art Festival at Kings Kohinoor Convention, Gudi Malkapur Road here, Rao appealed to all corporate houses, his Cabinet colleagues and bureaucrats to visit the expo and encourage young and budding artists.

Every home should have a beautiful landscape painting, painting, a piece of abstract art or a sculpture, an artefact, or a photo, he said and explained that  they brighten up the place and create a focal point.  It also helps to revive vanishing art forms. Overall, the artists and artisans need encouragement, he said.

After 20 editions in Mumbai and Delhi, India’s contemporary art festival now comes to Hyderabad.  Henceforth it will be an annual affair in Hyderabad stated Rajendra Patil, Founder Director of India Art Festival.  The festival is currently underway at.

Guest of Honour Parvathi Reddy said art must be affordable. Art is for all. Art is a unifying factor.  Art bonds people. It lights up the place. Art culture must be cultivated.  Festivals like this will help young, talented, budding artists to showcase their works. It also offers them a platform to reach out to people.

The India Art Festival has 30 galleries, 250 artists showcasing their 3500 artworks and 100 stalls. A fusion show with live music is being held on all three days at the festival from 3.30 pm to 5 pm and a Film screening of The Eternal Canvas, a 12000-year journey through Indian art will be held between 6 pm to 7.15 pm on all three days.

The three-day festival is being held from Friday to Sunday and is open from 11 am to 8 pm. Architects and interior designers are invited.  But for the general public, there is an entry fee of Rs 299/- per person. The tickets are available online at  Over 15,000 art lovers are expected to visit the festival during the three days.

Some of the exhibitors are the Telangana Sculptors and Artists, Ganesh Kumar Malthurkar, The Bombay Art Society, Colour Canvas, Hyderabad Art Society, Fusion Show, The Bombay Art Society, Sama Kantha Reddy, Mriya Art,  Canvas Dreams Art Gallery, The Indian Art Cottage, OM Thadkar and Studio Tigerwala BOA Gallery.