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Street Art To Eco-Music Fests: 5 Cultural Events We're Looking Forward To In 2018

This past year has left the culture vulture in all of us satisfied. From literature festivals to art melas and eco-friendly music festivals, there was something for everyone. While the city will host plenty of events in 2018, we’re marking our calendars for these ones, NOW!

Chitra Sante

Start off 2018 with Bangalore’s biggest annual art fair. Chitra Sante has over 1,000 artists showcasing their work. From sculptures and paintings to sketches and mini paintings, there’s something for everyone. A big plus about this fair is that all the works are pretty well priced so you’re bound to find something for that empty wall in your living room. So, go and spend the first Sunday of 2018 looking at stunning art, even if you don’t want to buy anything.

Read more about it here.

Echoes of Earth

Echoes of Earth is India’s first eco-friendly music festival. With artists 40+ artists from around the world like Emancipator, Hilight Tribe and Youngr as well as Indian artists like Prateek Kuhad and Komorebi, there’s plenty for every kind of music lover. No, really. There is jazz, EDM, fusion, techno and electronic, so you must try to catch all the acts. We also love that the festival is held in the midst of nature had four stage and multiple installations all made with recycled materials.

St+art India

St+art India brought us 16 stunning large-scale art pieces across Bangalore. The artists involved made the city their canvas and brought their works alive with geometric and dream-scape like styles. Our personal favourite is the Supermoon that looms over Ulsoor. But, who can forget their guided tours during January and February, which we hope will return in 2018. While we wait for the next installation to be announced try finding all 16 artworks {Hint: MG Road Metro Station}. Or just take the easy route and check out their artwork from last year here.

Namma Bengaluru Habba

Namma Bengaluru Habba had two editions in 2017, one at Sankey Tank and one in front of the Vidhan Soudha, where the logo for our city was announced {check out our article here}! It was aimed at promoting, celebrating and preserving Bengaluru. From an early morning Yoga class to a massive flea market, there was something for everyone to do. They even had a super fun Zumba class. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for 2018.

Bangalore Literature Fest

Set to be held at the Lalit Ashok, the Bangalore Literature Fest will be back on October 27 and 28. With speakers from all over India and the world, book-lovers don’t want to miss this. If you’re the kind of person who always has a book in your hand, you can look forward to all the workshops and storytelling sessions that they will have. Who knows if you’re an aspiring writer you might have a chance to get published at their LitMart. You’ll even have a chance to rub shoulders with prominent writers and publishers!