Exhibition in Varanasi
Presently, the concept of aesthetics has acquired a new meaning by giving a touch of modernity to the art pieces. New as well as the matured an experienced artists have now found a platform to exhibit their creativity in enclosed areas known as galleries. The city houses a number of these galleries that has come as a boon for all art - loving people in the city. Here’s a list of all the art galleries or exhibitions in the city:
Kriti Art Gallery Varanasi
Kriti Art Gallery, brainchild of Navneet Raman came into existence in 2006. The gallery exhibits all form of traditional and contemporary art and is open for Indian and international artists who want to portray their work on visual, journalistic and new media medium. Artists like Abhinav Goswami, Archna Singh, Beatrix Reinhardt, Lambodar Naik among others had their artistic exhibitions in this gallery.
The art also organizes Artists in Residence program, where artists from different parts of the world congregate in the centre for a set number of days to interact and exchange their ideas of art and sculpture.
The gallery also supports on the making and marketing of art projects that are mostly related to traditional handicrafts such as silk weaving, stone works, pottery and metal works. The gallery also organises workshops on music, pottery, painting and photography.
Kriti Art Gallery Address: Raman Niwas opp. Akashvani / All India Radio, Raja Sir Motichand Road, Mahmoor Ganj, Varanasi - 221010
Phone no.: 9838637897, 9839058007
Gallery Hours - Monday-Saturday: 11:00 - 18:00
Banaras Art Gallery
Banaras Art Gallery was established in 1988 to promote the creative and indigenous works of tribal and urban artists in the city. The gallery presently has four chains in the city and displays 50,000 artistic pieces churned by painters, photographers and sculptures of the city.
Banaras Art Gallery Address: B 2/256, Assi main road, Near Chota Nagpur marriage lawn, Varanasi - 221005
Phone no.: 0542 2310042
Hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Jnan Pravaha – Centre for Cultural Studies and Research
Bimla Poddar, founded Jnana Pravaha , a centre for cultural studies in 1996. Since then, the centre has showcased numerous art and sculptures of budding artists in the country. Artworks on gold, silver, bronze and stones are for sale in the gallery.
Jnana-Pravaha Address: Centre for Cultural Studies & Research, South of Samne Ghat, Varanasi - 221005
Phone: 0542 2366326
Fax: 0542 2366971
Indian Carpet Expo Varanasi
Indian Carpet Expo is an annual event in Varanasi that takes place usually in months of October. The expo is organised by Carpet Export Promotion Council, Government of India. It is the perfect platform for all carpet buyers around the world to establish and generate business opportunities. India is regarded as one of the finest carpet manufacturers of the world and the expo gives an opportunity for all big carpet, druggets, rugs weavers to showcase their talent under one big roof. Carpet producers from Mirzapur, Agra, Varanasi, Bhadohi, Srinagar, Panipat and others have their stalls in the expo. The expo is usually held at Dr. Sampoornanad Sanskrit University Ground.
Handicraft Expo in Varanasi
Handicraft Expo is a yearly event in Varanasi that is organised by Handloom Ministry, Government of India. Varanasi has a large market for handicrafts and artisans from every corner of the country come to the expo to display their craftsmanship.
Other exhibition centres in Varanasi are:
Queritica - The Art Gallery
11, Ganga Math Assi Ghat (First Floor)
Phone no.: 9452070231
Lane11 Art Gallery
B27/88 J-3 Lane No. 11
Phone no.: 9936443966
Shree Parikh Arts
Varanasi - 221001
Phone no.: 0542 2333422
Shiv Shakti Complex
Varanasi - 221010
Phone no.: 9838808331
Varanasi Arts Emporiums
20/51-Ga, Nepali Kothi
Varunapul, Varanasi - 221002
Phone no.: 0542 2343545