The India Art Festival’s eighth edition returns this year in Mumbai a month earlier than usual, from January 17 – 20, aiming to be an art platform for all rural and urban artists. This year IAF will be having an outstanding array of 40 galleries with over 250 individual artists participating from India.

India Art Festival is this yearly contemporary art jamboree in the city of Mumbai where you get to see creations like seascapes, landscapes, rural and urban scenarios and abstracts in abundance in the Artists Pavilion. IAF works on boosting the confidence of the artists, self-taught or trained, giving them the chance to showcase their works before an eclectic audience from metro cities.

IAF follows the dual-module pattern of having separate Gallery Section and Artist Pavilion which has proven to be a great success in the past editions. Various galleries from the national capital New Delhi such as Easel Stories, Eminent Art Gallery, Galerie Art Eterne, Gallerie Ruki, Gallerie Splash, Gallery Pioneer, Merakii Art House, and Studio Endless Thoughts will be a part of IAF. Artisera and Charvi Art Gallery from Bangalore will also make their presence felt at the festival, while Canarys National Art Foundation and Ekanki Art Studio from Indore will also be seen displaying their artists’ works. Cities like Kolkata, Kolhapur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad and Tripura will also be a part of the art festival.

The Artist Pavilion aims to create a dialogue between the viewer and the artist and introduce some kind of a democratic order into the art fair circuit. This kind of freedom is rarely possible; however, both the artist and the art collector benefit from this arrangement. Tranquility is inadvertently linked with a creation; and you can be a part of the conversation with artists like  Prabhakar Kolte, Vilas Shinde, Vidya Kamat, Mahendra Damle and Vaibhav Arekar with Nikhil Purohit during the four day event.