To mark a year of Ahmedabad being World Heritage City, 12 artists of India are coming to make art in the city

Nearly a year has passed since UNESCO declared the 600-year-old city of Ahmedabad as India’s first World Heritage City. 12 talented artists will take an Art Walk through Ahmedabad, making paintings of its heritage buildings, in this event by Dehgam Residency. 

12 artists hailing from places like Sangli, Pune, Satara, Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Jagdalpur, will touch down in Ahmedabad on July 13th. The group will  travel to places like Teen Darwaza, Bhadra Fort, Bhadra Street Market, Harkunvar Shethani ni haveli, Fernandez Bridge, Chandla-ol, Rani no Haziro, Badshah no Haziro, Muhurat Pol, and Badshah no Haziro, painting live artworks in watercolour, until July 20. The artworks will be exhibited in Ahmedabad as well as Mumbai later this year in November.

Founder of International Creative Art Center and Dehgam Residency, Ravindra Mardia, is organising this celebration. He shares, “Our aim is to help these young artists get inspired from each other and the heritage city of Ahmedabad. During this tenure, we are planning to invite fine arts students from all across Gujarat and a few senior artists of Ahmedabad to guide the participating young artists with their knowledge and experience. Cash prizes will also be delegated to the most fantastic artworks made during this heritage art camp.”

In total, 408 landscape paintings were received as entries for the selection of the 12 artists. The final artists were selected by two senior artists of Mumbai, Arvind Hate and Vinod Sharma. The list of participating artists at the 1000 Shades of World Heritage is: Ajay Sangve, Ganesh Kalaskar, Amit Tarade, Veeraj Patil, Vishal Chavan, Anupam Chauhan, Tamanna Jain, Sandesh More, Rupesh Sonar and Ravina Gatkal.

The organisers are also planning to gift a few paintings to the civic bodies of Dehgam, and to take this concept to major cities like Delhi and Mumbai in the near future.

You can receive an invite for the Art Walk as an ‘invitee artist’  if you confirm your participation by July 7. Email worldarthub@gmail.com or icac.art@gmail.com

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