Artful event draws major crowd

A snapshot of the recent Chitra Santhe, organised by the Chitrakala Parishad.

Kid displaying pictures

Chitra Sante is an ‘Art for All’ event organized by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath. The event has escalated to national level since its first edition in 2003. Artists from all over India showcase their art works in this one-day event. The event displays affordable art works of all kinds.

This year’s event had about 1500 stalls, showcasing art works of over 2000 artists of all ages. Photographs were allowed for the first time as a part of this event and got a very good response from the public. A sea of people filled the Kumara Krupa Road from dawn to dusk appreciating art.

A large crowd turned out to attend the Chitra Santhe this year. The elephant painting at the far back by artist Thomas Kallarackal was priced at Rs. one crore. (pic: Sandeep R)

Selling art chitra santhe

Artist selling his work (pic: Sandeep R)

Portrait sketch

Artists making spot portrait sketches (pic: Sandeep R)


  1. Deepa Mohan says:

    Good attempt to encapsulate the Santhe in just four images Sandeep! I have also put up an account with pics on my blog, at

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