The Rangoli Metro Art Centre on M.G. Road completed one year of its existence on May 6.

With its interesting mix of arts and craft stalls, galleries and children’s play area, this elevated green stretch has been attracting people from various walks of life. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) authorities say the art centre was aimed at creating a cultural space in the city.The footfall at the centre is a record of sorts. “Four opinion books were filled when the old Bangalore photos from private collections were exhibited for three months,” says its artist-curator Surekha.

Adding to its popularity are art students who have found the centre an appropriate place to exhibit their works, she says. Among the programmes that have been successful at the art centre are the exhibition of the city’s old photographs, and talks on the city and its heritage by speakers such as Suresh Moona and Bhaktavatsala.