Art binds the eternity into one soul, so without the art present among us, the evolution would be like the lubricating agent that causes friction, making no sense at all. However, fine art is often patronized by the rich and it out of reach for most of us commoners. We could only dream of buying a painting done by an artist, forget eminent one!
Fortunately, there have been attempts made by various organizations to bring art closer to the public in order to make art a part of everyday life. The Indian Art Festival, Indian Art Fair and Kala Ghoda Arts Festival are a few such attempts to introduce affordable visual art to common man. Chitrasanthe is the most prominent event in showcasing both masterpieces of reputed artists and artworks by amateurs.
“Chitra santhe Art For All” is an annual art fair organised by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath. CKP has been organising this vividly colourful event for the last 12 years. The expo typically spreads out from CKP’s premises onto the Kumara Krupa Road in central Bengaluru. This one-day event not only features prominent artists from across India, but also provides a unique opportunity for amateurs to showcase their art to a larger audience.
The gentle mingling of artists and art enthusiasts in this street side art exhibition is a tribute to the mesmerizing display of talent. Chitra santhe offers a platform for displaying affordable art like paintings, graphic prints, miniature formats, sculptures, photographs, etc. The institute does not charge any commission from artists for selling their artworks. Since too many artists participate every year, the stalls are allotted based on a lottery system.

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Levine Lawrence
Stuck inside an air-conditioned cubicle... i yearn to ride into the countryside... under the open blue skies, where farmers toil in the field, smell mitti ki khushboo, fill more greenery into the picture... travel across the world, meet more people, bring smile on faces... and finally, work for world peace. Just like those Miss World statements! I am a veteran media professional with 12 years of diverse experience in business media and research in India. Apart from my full time job as a researcher, I have been an avid travel photo-journalist, who has covered the art & cultural aspects of South India. Further, I am actively involved in the voluntary organisations working on energy efficiency, organic farming and environmental issues.