Art connoisseurs and the like! Laila & gang have picked out a few art galleries in Bangalore that showcase the best of art. Get your fix of culture and art at these galleries.
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat
Soak up some art and culture at CKP, the state’s premier school of art with a wealth of famous paintings and interesting exhibitions at the gallery. The rustic garden in the heart of the city is the perfect setting for inspiring beauty in the hundreds of art students that have passed its portals. Besides the school, the gallery has a collection of paintings by Roerich and hosts shows by established as well as budding artists, both Indian and international. CKP is also the venue for many handicraft sales, the most popular being Dastakaar Nature Bazaar every August.
Whether you want to add to your art collection or just appreciate some of the finest contemporary Indian art, walk into Gallery G. A quiet sanctuary for the art connoisseur right in the center of town, Gallery G is easily accessible from any part of Bangalore. Host to a colorful palette of exhibitions by both established and budding artists, it’s a good place for those of you who are starting your art collections. The gallery has been designed to optimize natural lighting and has a unique display system that makes for great viewing. Open Monday to Saturday, 10 am 6 pm.
Mahua The Art Gallery
Appreciate and acquire contemporary Indian art or try your hand at painting and pottery at Mahua Art Gallery. Closely related to the HK Kejriwal Foundation, this art gallery has a hands-on approach to promoting contemporary Indian art and artists across the country. Mahua hosts regular workshops in painting, pottery and art appreciation for all ages. Services include art consultancy, art rentals, art restoration, art commissioning, art second sales etc. The two galleries in Bangalore display an eclectic selection of paintings, prints, sculptures and folk art from leading and emerging artists
With exhibitions and workshops featuring established and emerging contemporary artists, Gallery Sumukha is a favourite with art aficionados. Devoted to promoting Contemporary Indian Art, Sumukha now has sprawling galleries in Bangalore and Chennai. Respected names like Yusuf Arrakal and Anjolie Ela Menon are among the host of artists they have featured. The workshops they hold are a good platform to interact with art at a deeper level especially for amateur artists. Open Monday to Saturday 10.30 am 6 pm.
Time And Space Art Gallery
Browse through beautiful contemporary art and add to your collection at the quiet Time and Space art gallery. Established in 2003, this is one of Bangalore’s leading galleries for contemporary Indian art. Host to interesting art exhibitions throughout the year, artists, collectors and connoisseurs frequent the gallery. Yuriko Lochan, Mohan Singh and Dhiraj Chowdhry are some of the artists who have exhibited their masterpieces here. The gallery is open from Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 7pm.
Venkatappa Art Gallery
Housing the works of some of the well-known artists like M.F. Hussain, Yusuf Arakkal, Vasudev, Hanumaiah, Hariram, Rekha Rao, and N.S. Bendre, Venkatappa Art Gallery is run by the Government of Karnataka and is one of the major art galleries in the city. It is divided into two halls and exhibits over 600 paintings. In addition to this, the gallery has stone sculptures from the Mathura and Khajurao Schools of Art.
The only gallery in Bangalore that customizes art to what’s on your mind, Magnitude Gallery pioneers art for the buyer’s sake. Liven up your living room with an exquisite work of art exclusively crafted for you. With its unique concept of customized art, the masterpiece you take home has a little bit of you in it, even if you don’t know how to hold a paintbrush. You can also choose from a selection of original masterpieces in acrylic on canvas and mixed media. They even do stunning murals. Open Monday-Sunday between 10 am and 8 pm.