Having been an annual event at Pragati Maidan for almost two decades, the stationery and art materials fair is making a comeback on August 25 to coincide with The Book Fair 2018. Organised by the ITPO, it will see popular art supplies and stationery brands from India and abroad.
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Pen, Paper & Paint: The Stationery & Art Fair At Pragati Maidan’s Back
What Is It?
Who Is It For?
Stationery hoarders, DIY enthusiasts, artists, writers, students, teachers and everyone with a pen-and-paper problem. It’s a good place to hit up if you’re taking up sketching professionally, or are into upcycling, doodling, writing, journaling or just collecting every stationery product that’s ever existed.
Why Should I Go For It?
Tape, highlighters, colour pencils, fountain pens, sketchbooks, DIY art kits, glue sticks, cutters, paper, chalk, artist sketch boxes and whole heaps of pen and paper stashes await at the stalls here. We gather there might be around 40 Indian companies with 14 brands from across the world. Think everything that’ll remind you of school (and tuition classes) including Navneet, Camlin (insert art class nostalgia), Uniball along with Artbin (USA), Sakura (Japan), Mungyo (South Korea), Sharpie (USA), Arto and Campap (Malaysia) and lots more.
Children will get to pick from a whole lot of colouring books and get home modelling clay and dough. Yay!
Truth be told, we’re planning to raid the the 100-year-old stationery brand, Tombow and another one called Lihit Lab from Japan.
So, We're Saying...
The fair is likely to take over Hall no. 8 to 12 at Pragati Maidan, and there’ll be a free shuttle service from the nearest metro station. The entry ticket will be priced at INR 20 and school children in uniforms (and accompanied by teachers) will go free.
Find more info here.
When: Aug 25 – Sept 2
Where: Pragati Maidan