Art And Culture

Art Accessible to Commoners in Mumbai

Art Accessible to Commoners in MumbaiArt Accessible to Commoners in Mumbai

Many believe that art is reserved for a select few—those who can splurge on an expensive piece and those who are known to have an understanding of it. Busting misconceptions such as these, seems to be the motto of the International Creative Art Centre (ICAC), which has organized ‘Art off Course’, an art festival aimed at highlighting the work of up-and-coming artists in Mumbai.

ICAC has been known to work with upcoming artists by giving them a platform to showcase their talent. This is yet another initiative, which is a curated art show of 250 artists exhibiting 500 works, reported.

Founder of ICAC and Curator of the exhibit, Ravindra Mardia says that this is a one-of-a-kind show in India and hence a matter of pride. He adds, “We take care of young artists, support them financially with art material and awards, all for the development of art in India. We are also presenting treasured collections of veteran masters like Jatin Das, Bose Krishnamachari, Vinod Sharma, Prabhakar Kolte, Vijendra Sharma, Laxma Gaud, Charan Sharma, Arzan Khambatta and many more.”

The six-day festival includes a host of talent right from caricature study, semi figurative and contemporary art, experimental abstract in science, geology and art, imaginative drawing, Bollywood poster painting, folk art, digital art, traditional art, calligraphy and more.

However, the unique aspect is that several of the participating artists are conducting live demonstrations of their work. And if that’s not all, the art is priced at affordable rates as it is done by emerging artists.

Ritu Singh, an artist who will be conducting live demos in experimental abstract in science, geology and art, says, “Art off Course is for commoners where they will get to understand and experience various art forms through this festival and live demonstrations. There will be two demos per day by six different artists on all the six days.”

A section at the fest is also dedicated for school students from 25 states as well as international schools from Mumbai. The festival will run through November 30 at the Atria Mall, in Worli neighborhood.