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Chitra Santhe on January 6

Students working on a huge charkha (spinning wheel) and spectacles, which will be the main attraction at the event.   | Photo Credit: K_MURALI_KUMAR

The 16th edition of Chitra Santhe, the street art festival, will be dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi to mark his 150th birth anniversary.

The festival, to be held on January 6, is organised by the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath (CKP). Over 2,500 artists from across the country are expected to participate. The 1,500 stalls will stretch from the Parishath campus to Shivananda Circle.

“While most of the artists are from Karnataka, we are expecting many artists from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Punjab, West Bengal and Odisha,” said B.L. Shankar, president, CKP.

To mark Gandhiji’s 150th birthday, the students of the College of Fine Arts have decked up the campus with popular Gandhian symbols, including a pair of glasses and the charkha.

Apart from display of art work, such as drawing, paintings, graphic prints, miniature art and sculptures, the Santhe will see performances and on-the-spot sketching and caricature drawing.

“People can take home a Mysore or Tanjore traditional painting, Rajasthani, Madhubani style art works, modern and contemporary art works, plaster sculptures, prints, and graphic media works. The art works would be priced from ₹100 to ₹4,00,000,” he said. Visitors can even get a tatoo from body artists.

Three renowned artists — J.M.S. Mani, Jesu Rawal and Neela Panch — will be conferred with the ‘Chitrakala Sanmana’ award for their contribution to visual arts. The award carries a purse of ₹50,000 and a citation.

The Santhe will be inaugurated by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara.

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