Arts & Crafts Events in India: April Edition

Creativity is an endless pursuit where one attempts to find artistic forms of expressions. It also helps us nurture an equally important skill of  learning to appreciate the unique artistic expression of others. It is this refined skill of appreciation that speaks to everyone, be it a child or an adult. The inquisitiveness to continuously explore more artistic objects resides in all of us. 

Especially in the case of a country like India – with its diverse culture, language and traditions, one is bound to be curious about the quintessential ways in which every diverse community and region expresses their art. It is all the more thrilling to encounter fascinating works of art originating from different regions. These hold the soul and spirit of the culture and regions they hail from, which makes them all the more unique. 

It is due to this reason that we have curated a list of all the exceptional arts and crafts events taking place in April, to satiate the art enthusiast that resides in all of us. Have a look at our list of these arts and crafts events and pick the one that you would be most interested in visiting! 


Global Art & Design Education Expo

Date - 21 April 2024

Venue - Welcome Hotel by ITC Hotels, Richmond Road, Bengaluru

An event that merges art and design with education, this event is a must-see for students interested in design. The event has been popular for being India’s biggest education fair for art and design. It is a prominent event for students to explore new career paths in the fields of art and design. 

Many prestigious universities and institutions such as Paris College of Art, RMIT University, Bournemouth University and many more have been a part of this event. 

For more information about this expo, please visit 

Bangalore Arts and Crafts Mela

Date - 11-15 April 2024

Venue - White House Convention Centre, next to BDA complex, HSR Layout, Sector - 6, 14th Main, Bengaluru

The Bangalore Arts and Crafts Mela is an event you would definitely want to visit this summer. Extending for up to 5 days, this event will include stalls and exhibitions showcasing the finest that Indian arts and crafts have to offer. With 50+ craftsmen in attendance and many more interesting displays of pottery,  ornate hand-woven textiles and other craft designs, this event is for those with a keen interest in India's traditional arts and crafts! 

Please head to the following link to know more:   

Greater Noida

India International Gift Show 2024

Date - 20 - 22 Apr 2024

Venue - India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida

This one-of-kind initiative, committed to showcasing the vast and growing gifting market is bound to pique your interest. This is the first of many such events that strive to redefine the art of gift-giving through unique and creative ways of expression. With various traditional Indian arts, handicrafts and textile products being displayed at this event, the show will have a lot to offer to individuals across the globe. 

This will also be an opportunity for artisans and individuals to connect with a larger audience. Portraying a rich potential that India has for innovation and artistic ingenuity traditionally, this is one event you would not want to miss! 

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Date - 1-16 April, 2023

Venue - Studio Safdar, New Delhi

A 16-day long festival of artists from reFrame Institute of Art and Expression  celebrating their creation under the genDeralities fellowships, gFest is a distinctive event that showcases various forms of art. The art forms in this event include mixed media works, performances, installations, illustrated tales and much more. One of the highlighting features of this event is that all the artworks represent, explore and ponder upon the complex realities of women, transgenders and queers in India. Taking a deeper dive into the everyday experiences of people from these groups, this event makes for an extraordinary experience. 

To know more about this exciting event, please visit 

Terra: Group Show 

Date - 12 April, 2024

Venue - Shridharani Gallery at Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi 

A group exhibition – TERRA, curated by Prima Kurien and featuring phenomenal works by artists Dhaivat Shah, Kumar Misal, Nishchay Thakur, Yash Desai and Zainul Abdeen. The theme of this exhibition is rooted in Earth, its crust, mantle and core. Exploring the different layers of Earth, the artworks will be engaging deeply with the contemporary topics of environment, land and the balance of nature. With an array of photographs, print and mixed media objects, this exhibition will compel you to contemplate the footprint that we have had on the environment.

To find out more about this engrossing exhibition, please visit

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - The World is One Family: Tarshito 

Date - March 5 - April 15, 2024

Venue - Special Exhibition Gallery, First Floor, National Crafts Museum & Hastkala Academy, Pragati Maidan, Bhairon Marg, New Delhi 

This exhibition by artist Tarshito, a name bestowed to Nicola Strippoli by his guru Osho, meaning seeker of inner knowledge, is curated by Tunty Chauhan. It celebrates the essence of a borderless world and the connectivity that comes with it. In his 45-year career, Tarshito uses varying materials and motifs, continuously exploring the art of synchronicity in his works. His works generally strive to highlight a world without limitations, beyond time and place. This  inadvertently will compel individuals to the division that borders and conflicts cause in the world. 

The exhibition will also include works by artists from India, Nepal, Thailand, Morocco, Bangladesh, Peru, China and Italy, in a bid to embrace the inter-connectivity within the world. 

Explore more about the exhibition here: 

Devi and Vahana: Sanjay Manu Bai Chitara 

Date - January 25 - December 25, 2024

Venue - Inherited Arts Forum, First Floor, F 320, Lado Sarai, New Delhi

A solo exhibition by Sanjay Manu Bai Chitara presents a captivating interpretation of the Devi and her Vahana (the Goddess and her vehicles). He gives life to his artistic expression through paintings and sculptures done in both Madhubani and Gond styles. This exhibition also includes a fascinating display of life-size woodwork and miniature bronze sculptures by the artist. 

Explore more about this exhibition here:  


Kala ke Rang 26 (National Art Exhibition)

Date - 27 & 28 April 2024

Venue - Prestige Institute of Management And Research, Opp.Prestige CollegeNear Bombay Hospital, Scheme No 54, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 

The 26th edition of the exhibition Kala Ke Rang: Expressions of Life showcases various artists and their talent from around the country. Working on the premise of giving an equal and unbiased platform to every artist, this event attempts to give space to traditional as well as contemporary artists. The event will exhibit paintings, sketches, photographs, murals, portraits and sculptures. 

Please visit  for more information on the event. 





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