In a first of its kind act, Art Mart is an attempt to bring artists together out in the open to display and sell their artworks. “Inspired by the Chitra Santhe, an annual event in Bangalore, this is an opportunity for the Chennai artists,” says Ganapathy Subramaniam, one of the organisers and co-founder of the group Chennai Weekend Artists.

Getting out of the formal art galleries, Art Mart will showcase the works of more than 75 artists including six school children. Earlier, a week ago, children were invited to paint the banners for the event guided by senior artists.

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The day-long event that will be hosted in the Chess Square of Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore will be on from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Apart from the display and saleof art work, there are art contests forchildren and workshops for the public who are interested to know the basics of art.

Schedule of events:
10 a.m. – Workshop on Watercolors – By Jothi. 50mins
11 a.m. – Painting Competition – for Junior School Students ( upto Class 5 / you need to bring all materials you need to paint on the spot. 45mins.
12 noon – Workshop on Sketching Landscape – By Manaav. 50mins.
2 p. m. – Workshop onOne-stroke painting – By Reshmi. 50mins.
3 p.m. – Workshop on Caricature – By Rajamaran. 50mins.
4 p.m. – Painting Competition – for Senior School Students ( Class 6 to 12 / you need to bring all materials you need to paint on the spot. 45mins. No registration required.

The Art Mart provides a platform for buying artwork at an affordable price and also facilitates the public to interact with the artists.