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While there are some of us who love restaurant-hopping and making most of the city’s endless options to have fun, we know there are others who couldn’t ask for anything more than a day at an art gallery, admiring artworks and interpreting their abstract hues. So, for all the art connoisseurs, here’s our list of art spaces in town.

LBB’s loving

NGMA

Readers’ vote

Tasveer Gallery

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)

National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art

Transformed from a residence into an art gallery, the National Gallery of Modern Art is known to house paintings by renowned artists like Raja Ravi Varma and Rabindranath Tagore as well as artworks by contemporary artists. From sculptures, Indian miniatures and works by post-independence artists, the NGMA has over 500 exhibits apart from regularly hosting national and international exhibitions. What’s more, they even organise engaging art-walks every once in a while {which we love}. On a less crowded day, you might even catch artists outside the gallery or in the quiet garden-space, busy with their sketchbooks.

Where: Manekyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road

When: 10am-5pm (closed on Mondays and national holidays)

Contact: 080 22342338

Price: INR 20 per person

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Mahua Art Gallery

Mahua Art Gallery

Founded in 2002, Mahua Art Gallery is as much about promoting young, up and coming artists as it is about showcasing the works of popular artists. While its online gallery lets you take a peek into their current collections, it also helps art collectors across the country to gain easy access to Mahua’s displayed artworks.

Where: 344/8, 4th Main Road, Sadashivnagar

When: 11am-7pm

Contact: 080 23616971

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Kynkyny Art

Kynkyny Art

Be it paintings, sculptures, prints or drawings, Kynkyny focuses on showcasing contemporary fine art. With works of varied styles {ranging from abstract and figurative to landscape} and media {including oil on canvas, acrylic and mixed media, among others}, the gallery hopes to make art accessible to all.

Where: 104 Embassy Square, 148, Infantry Road

When: 10am-7pm

Contact: 080 40926202

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

Step into the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath compound, and you might just be able to feel the creative, artsy vibes in the air. Housing the College of Fine Arts, thirteen museum galleries and five exhibition galleries, this place is very much an art lover’s haven.

Where: 1, Art Complex, Kumara Krupa Road

When: 10am-6pm {closed on Sundays}

Contact: 080 22261816

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Sublime Galleria

Sublime Galleria

Sublime Galleria

Known to be India’s first sky gallery, Sublime Galleria is located on the bridge that connects two of the tallest buildings in UB City. Along with fine art pieces, works on photography and digital art also find a place in this exquisite space. If you’re a budding artist, we suggest you also keep a lookout for their workshops in art, music and theatre.

Where: 801, 8th Floor, UB City Mall, Vittal Mallya Road

When: 11am-8pm

Contact: +91 9900086027

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Gallery g

Gallery g

This progressive art gallery, founded in 2003, sources and displays works by emerging as well as established artists. With additional services like valuation, curating, acquisition and Artists’ Initiative Programme, Gallery g is perfect for the serious art enthusiasts and collectors out there.

Where: 38, Lavelle Road, 7th Cross, Maini Sadan

When: 10am-6pm {closed on Sundays}

Contact: 080 22219275

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Crimson Art Gallery

Crimson Art Gallery

From paintings to photgraphs, Crimson’s range of artworks is bound to impress art aficionados. Featuring a huge list of artists from M F Husain to Murali Cheeroth, this classy gallery tries to portray the different styles and genres of Indian art. If you keep an eye out, you might even to take some of the paintings home at a pretty good rate.

Where: The Hatworks Boulevard, 32, Cunningham Rd

When: 11am-8pm {closed on Sundays and public holidays}

Contact: 080 65379223

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

1 Shanti Road

1 Shanti Road

A not-for-profit art space founded by Suresh Jayaram {city-based visual artist and historian} in 2003, 1 Shanti Road gives emerging artists an opportunity to display their works without relying on a commercial gallery space. Apart from hosting artists from different parts of the world and showcasing their works, the studio/gallery also holds screenings, workshops and monthly talks.

Where: 1, Shanthi Rd, Shanti Nagar

When: 10am-7pm

Contact: +91 9880227706

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Gallery Sumukha

Gallery Sumukha

Gallery Sumukha

Having begun in 1996, Gallery Sumukha exhibits contemporary artworks in varied forms, right from paintings to new-media installations and prints. This spacious gallery is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and display system to facilitate regular lectures and interactive sessions for the art students and enthusiasts in the city.

Where: 24/10, BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden

When: 10.30am-6pm {closed on Sundays}

Contact: 080 22292230

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Rangoli Metro Art Centre

Rangoli - Metro Art

Rangoli – Metro Art

Developed by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation after the completion of the MG Road metro station, Rangoli Metro Art Centre is a unique cultural space for the city. Apart from play areas for kids, an auditorium and plenty of outdoor spaces, the place also incudes three art galleries where regular exhibitions are held.

Where: MG Road Boulevard, beside MG Road Metro Station, near Anil Kumble Circle, MG Road

When: 11am-7.30pm

Contact: 080 22969265

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Tasveer Gallery

Source: Tasveer

Source: Tasveer

Dedicated to the art of photography, Tasveer hosts exhibitions featuring a vast collection of images by emerging, established and international photographers. The gallery also has its own publication programme which includes a detailed catalogue and information about its exhibitions. And, much to our delight, Tasveer is one of the few South Asian galleries that has taken part in the reputed Paris Photo event.

Where: 26/1, Sua House, Kasturba Cross Road

When: 10am-6pm {closed on Sundays}

Contact: 080 40535212

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Gallery Ske

Source: Gallery Ske

Having featured some of the most creative artists like Bharti Kher and Sheela Gowda, Gallery Ske believes in keeping up with the changing trends. When it comes to exhibitions featuring contemporary Indian art, this is definitely one space to look out for. Housed in a villa {built back in the 1870s, apparently} and surrounded by lush greenery, the place in itself has a charm of its own. Another remarkable aspect about Gallery Ske would be their T.A.J Residency and SKE Projects with artist Tara Kelton.

Where: 2, Berlie Street, Langford Town

When: 11am-7pm {closed on Sundays & Tuesdays}

Contact: 080 22238312

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Venkatappa Gallery

Source: Suprith Suppi

Source: Suprith Suppi

Located in the Karnataka Government Museum, the Venkatappa Art Gallery is spread over two floors and holds over 600 paintings portraying the rich art and culture of the city. The paintings exhibited include some by K. Venkatappa {after whom the gallery is named, in fact}, such as ones depicting the beauty of Ooty Lake and Nilgiris. With halls dedicated to stone sculptures, pottery and clay articles and wood carvings, this is one art space where you can spend a whole day, admiring the exquisite works on display.

Where: Kasturba Road, Sampangi Rama Nagar

When: 10am-5pm {closed on Mondays}

Contact: 080 22864483

Image credit: Tasveer

National Gallery of Modern Art
49, Palace Road, Manikyavelu Mansion, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru
+918022342338
Starting at 20 for 2
Mahua - The Art Gallery
344/8, 4th Main Road, Sadashiva Nagar, Armane Nagar, Bengaluru
+918023616971
Kynkyny Art
#104, Embassy Square, 148, Infantry Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru
+918040926202
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
#1, Art Complex, Kumara Krupa Road, Sheshadripuram, Bengaluru
+918022261816
Sublime Galleria
801, 8th Floor, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru
+918041116563
Gallery G
Maini Sadan, 38, Lavelle Road, 7th Cross, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru
+918022219275
Crimson Art Gallery
The Hatworks Boulevard, 32, Cunningham Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru
+918065379223
1 ShantiRoad
1, Shanthi Road, Next to Syndicate Bank, Shanthi Nagar, Bengaluru
+919880227706
Gallery Sumukha
24/10, BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden, Bengaluru
+918022292230
Rangoli Metro Art Center
MG Road Boulevard, Beside MG Road Metro Station, Near Anil Kumble Circle, MG Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru
+918022969265
Tasveer - Art Gallery
Sua House, 26/1, Kasturba Cross Road, Bangalore
+918040535212
Galleryske
2, Berlie Street, Langford Town, Shanti Nagar, Bengaluru
+918022238312
Venkatappa Art Gallery
Kasturba Road, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru
+918022864483

Get a Dose of Art Attack at these Galleries in Town

Multiple Locations

While there are some of us who love restaurant-hopping and making most of the city’s endless options to have fun, we know there are others who couldn’t ask for anything more than a day at an art gallery, admiring artworks and interpreting their abstract hues. So, for all the art connoisseurs, here’s our list of art spaces in town.

LBB’s loving

NGMA

Readers’ vote

Tasveer Gallery

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)

Transformed from a residence into an art gallery, the National Gallery of Modern Art is known to house paintings by renowned artists like Raja Ravi Varma and Rabindranath Tagore as well as artworks by contemporary artists. From sculptures, Indian miniatures and works by post-independence artists, the NGMA has over 500 exhibits apart from regularly hosting national and international exhibitions. What’s more, they even organise engaging art-walks every once in a while {which we love}. On a less crowded day, you might even catch artists outside the gallery or in the quiet garden-space, busy with their sketchbooks.

Where: Manekyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road

When: 10am-5pm (closed on Mondays and national holidays)

Contact: 080 22342338

Price: INR 20 per person

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Mahua Art Gallery

Founded in 2002, Mahua Art Gallery is as much about promoting young, up and coming artists as it is about showcasing the works of popular artists. While its online gallery lets you take a peek into their current collections, it also helps art collectors across the country to gain easy access to Mahua’s displayed artworks.

Where: 344/8, 4th Main Road, Sadashivnagar

When: 11am-7pm

Contact: 080 23616971

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Kynkyny Art

Be it paintings, sculptures, prints or drawings, Kynkyny focuses on showcasing contemporary fine art. With works of varied styles {ranging from abstract and figurative to landscape} and media {including oil on canvas, acrylic and mixed media, among others}, the gallery hopes to make art accessible to all.

Where: 104 Embassy Square, 148, Infantry Road

When: 10am-7pm

Contact: 080 40926202

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

Step into the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath compound, and you might just be able to feel the creative, artsy vibes in the air. Housing the College of Fine Arts, thirteen museum galleries and five exhibition galleries, this place is very much an art lover’s haven.

Where: 1, Art Complex, Kumara Krupa Road

When: 10am-6pm {closed on Sundays}

Contact: 080 22261816

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Sublime Galleria

Known to be India’s first sky gallery, Sublime Galleria is located on the bridge that connects two of the tallest buildings in UB City. Along with fine art pieces, works on photography and digital art also find a place in this exquisite space. If you’re a budding artist, we suggest you also keep a lookout for their workshops in art, music and theatre.

Where: 801, 8th Floor, UB City Mall, Vittal Mallya Road

When: 11am-8pm

Contact: +91 9900086027

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Gallery g

This progressive art gallery, founded in 2003, sources and displays works by emerging as well as established artists. With additional services like valuation, curating, acquisition and Artists’ Initiative Programme, Gallery g is perfect for the serious art enthusiasts and collectors out there.

Where: 38, Lavelle Road, 7th Cross, Maini Sadan

When: 10am-6pm {closed on Sundays}

Contact: 080 22219275

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Crimson Art Gallery

From paintings to photgraphs, Crimson’s range of artworks is bound to impress art aficionados. Featuring a huge list of artists from M F Husain to Murali Cheeroth, this classy gallery tries to portray the different styles and genres of Indian art. If you keep an eye out, you might even to take some of the paintings home at a pretty good rate.

Where: The Hatworks Boulevard, 32, Cunningham Rd

When: 11am-8pm {closed on Sundays and public holidays}

Contact: 080 65379223

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

1 Shanti Road

A not-for-profit art space founded by Suresh Jayaram {city-based visual artist and historian} in 2003, 1 Shanti Road gives emerging artists an opportunity to display their works without relying on a commercial gallery space. Apart from hosting artists from different parts of the world and showcasing their works, the studio/gallery also holds screenings, workshops and monthly talks.

Where: 1, Shanthi Rd, Shanti Nagar

When: 10am-7pm

Contact: +91 9880227706

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Gallery Sumukha

Having begun in 1996, Gallery Sumukha exhibits contemporary artworks in varied forms, right from paintings to new-media installations and prints. This spacious gallery is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and display system to facilitate regular lectures and interactive sessions for the art students and enthusiasts in the city.

Where: 24/10, BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden

When: 10.30am-6pm {closed on Sundays}

Contact: 080 22292230

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Rangoli Metro Art Centre

Developed by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation after the completion of the MG Road metro station, Rangoli Metro Art Centre is a unique cultural space for the city. Apart from play areas for kids, an auditorium and plenty of outdoor spaces, the place also incudes three art galleries where regular exhibitions are held.

Where: MG Road Boulevard, beside MG Road Metro Station, near Anil Kumble Circle, MG Road

When: 11am-7.30pm

Contact: 080 22969265

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Tasveer Gallery

Source: Tasveer

Source: Tasveer

Dedicated to the art of photography, Tasveer hosts exhibitions featuring a vast collection of images by emerging, established and international photographers. The gallery also has its own publication programme which includes a detailed catalogue and information about its exhibitions. And, much to our delight, Tasveer is one of the few South Asian galleries that has taken part in the reputed Paris Photo event.

Where: 26/1, Sua House, Kasturba Cross Road

When: 10am-6pm {closed on Sundays}

Contact: 080 40535212

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Gallery Ske

Having featured some of the most creative artists like Bharti Kher and Sheela Gowda, Gallery Ske believes in keeping up with the changing trends. When it comes to exhibitions featuring contemporary Indian art, this is definitely one space to look out for. Housed in a villa {built back in the 1870s, apparently} and surrounded by lush greenery, the place in itself has a charm of its own. Another remarkable aspect about Gallery Ske would be their T.A.J Residency and SKE Projects with artist Tara Kelton.

Where: 2, Berlie Street, Langford Town

When: 11am-7pm {closed on Sundays & Tuesdays}

Contact: 080 22238312

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Venkatappa Gallery

Located in the Karnataka Government Museum, the Venkatappa Art Gallery is spread over two floors and holds over 600 paintings portraying the rich art and culture of the city. The paintings exhibited include some by K. Venkatappa {after whom the gallery is named, in fact}, such as ones depicting the beauty of Ooty Lake and Nilgiris. With halls dedicated to stone sculptures, pottery and clay articles and wood carvings, this is one art space where you can spend a whole day, admiring the exquisite works on display.

Where: Kasturba Road, Sampangi Rama Nagar

When: 10am-5pm {closed on Mondays}

Contact: 080 22864483

Image credit: Tasveer

Absolute bookworm, self-confessed chocoholic and daydreamer, Roshni enjoys bingeing on movies when she isn't lost in a novel or indulging her sweet tooth. Relatively new to the city, she loves its quirks and chaos just as much as its fun side.

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