Art Bengaluru is coming closer and closer, so we have some pretty strong reasons why you should attend this year’s edition!

India’s IT hub is going to transform into an artist retreat over the next couple of days with the Art Bengaluru festival. Back with a bang for its 7th year, it’s time to tickle your art buds with an array of workshops and events ranging from musical performances to cultural showcases. Here’s why you should attend this year’s edition from 19th to 28th August.

1. Karsh Kale Collective

Billboard Magazine tagged him as a visionary producer and composer. After all, Karsh Kale has donned the hat of a DJ, producer, composer and live performer for over 12 years now. He is also considered as one of the pioneering figures of the Asian Underground genre. His superlative tabla skills have landed him collaborative projects with the likes of legendary artists such as Zakir Hussain. Kale featured as a music producer for MTV Coke Studio and produced some of the shows most innovative tracks along with popular artists like Warren Mendonsa, Monali Thakker and Benny Dayal.

2. Wolfpack

The Belgian duo has set the biggest EDM stages on fire with their progressive sounds and enviable collaborations. Their hit singles ‘Turn it Up’ and ‘Finding Tomorrow/Ocarina’ with close buds Dmitri Vegas and Like Mike, have given them the necessary edge in the competitive world of electronic music. In 2014, Wolfpack debuted at a strong #84 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll. They’ve been featured on several of the world’s biggest electronic music record labels like Spinnin’ and Doorn.

3. Canon Photography Workshop

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The big daddy of cameras, Canon, is conducting a 2-day long workshop for those with a passion for photography, both young and old. Under the guidance of Ankit (acclaimed wedding photographer), adults will be taken through the specifics of candid and portrait photography while Suryarshi (a decade into the profession) will introduce kids to the basics of using a camera along with its features and functions. She is the perfect expert to guide young minds.

4. Senior Intern Program


Retirement is no longer the end of the road for senior citizens. Caveo has designed a Senior Intern Program to help seniors find a stress-free work environment in Bengaluru. By providing jobs in their area of expertise, not only will they keep their minds occupied, but also give them a renewed passion in life. Being experts in their field of work, start-ups can depend on them for helpful advice and strategies without spending money on the training process they usually follow with fresh graduates.

5. Marco93 Light Painting Workshop

Marco93 is an internationally acclaimed French street artist, whose artworks include exquisite paintings with light, and he’s coming to Bengaluru to show his tricks to the general public, all live! Participants can bring their own cameras along with any source of light, from torches to laser pointers. Incorporate long exposures and bring your photos to life with light!

To a keep a tab on all the exciting events, download the Art Bengaluru app from the Google Playstore and the iOS app store.