When in Bangalore and you want to hang out with your family and friends to seize a mall-free weekend, you go to a park to unwind and relax. This activity is usually done on Sunday mornings when the weather is awesome and the sky is clear.
This Sunday March 10th, I am going out and I’m taking my art supplies with me for another regular day at the park; except it is not. I am going to the monthly Artpark hosted by the Bangalore Art Foundation and the Department of Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka and it is going to be the best trip to the park I’ve had in years.
This Sunday is an all-women special edition of Artpark celebrating International Women’s day and I’ve been invited to paint alongside 30+ other distinguished women artists including Mridul Chandra, Rekha Krishnamurthy, Bharati Sagar, and Shirley Mathew. All art produced live at the park by the artists will be available immediately at attractive, affordable prices.
Artpark is a sensory filled, unique creative weekend experience to all who attend, volunteer, and participate.
The event was conceptualized by noted artist SG Vasudev in 2014 with the aim of delivering art to the masses by making artists more accessible and art more affordable. It is held in the relaxed and casual atmosphere of Sculpture Park within the Ravindra Kalakshetra campus.
On the first Sunday of every month, artists paint, sketch, discuss their works, take over the entire park and cover it with all things artsy.
This is my second time attending and participating in the event and I think Artpark is so great: it is one of those rare, unique, non-commercial events in an all too Ka-Ching world. Too bad it is only for a day.
Read about my 2017 Art Park Women’s Day experience here : http://sapnadube.com/special-intl-womens-day-edition-at-artpark/