Arts Acre Foundation has announced the 2nd edition of the art fair & festival — Art Haat, 2017, organized in association with Emami Art — to be held at the Arts Acre Museum of Bengal Modern Art and International Centre for Creativity And Cultural Vision from 11th to 14th November, 2017. Eminent artist, Shri Shuvaprasanna, acclaimed artists, Himmat Shah and Shri Prabhakar Kolte, Filmmaker, Shri Gautam Ghose and eminent artists from Germany were present at the inauguration.
This year majority of the stalls in the Art Haat festival are given to the emerging artists who are full time practitioners of fine arts like painting and sculptures while some stalls are reserved for various handicrafts. Besides the fair, there will be performances at the open air amphitheatre every evening during this four day event. Last year it was a mix of Baul and other forms of folk music like Rainbenshe, Chau, and traditional dance of Purulia and performance by Belgian Blugrass band named Louvat Brothers.
This year there will be a performance by Folks of Bengal – a folk band performing folk songs and instrumentals, folk songs by Swapan Basu, Raibenshe – Traditional acrobatic dance form of Bengal, Chau – Dance form of Purulia and the contemporary dance performance by Bittu Mondal & Group.
“This is the 2nd edition of Art Haat and I am extremely hopeful about its success. Last year it was an interesting spread of experience. We have extremely talented artists across the city and state who have participated in this year’s art fair and festival and it is going to be big this year. From the last year’s success we have been inspired to increase the number of stalls to 65 as against last year’s 55. We will continue to hold this festival to exhibit the artistic excellence of our city and the country”, said Shri Shuvaprasanna.
Different forms & types of painting, sculpture, folk art, crafts, organic clothes, designer jewellery & handloom products would be exhibited in this unique fair. This year, the fair also offers delectable food items from K C Das, Biskfarm and Mukhorochak. They will be offering their delicacies besides food from the in house cafeteria. There will also be stalls of phuchka and other street foods in the festival.