Like your shopping with a kick of culture? Head to The Gift Shop inside the Kolkata Centre for Creativity to pick from a exclusive collection of an patachitra-inspired tableware to antique brass artefacts and artisanal decor pieces.
For those with a habit to fritter away hours and a few good notes at the museum gift shop, instead of actually catching the exhibition, this gift shop inside the Kolkata Centre for Creativity is going to make it worse. The name is obviously meta, but The Gift Shop is no ordinary quick stop to pick up art-inspired bric a brac or merchandise. The pieces here are art in themselves!
Carefully handpicked, the collection is spread out like an art exhibition itself. Taking up the larger half of the second floor of this sprawling art space, The Gift Shop seamless adopts the sleek white interiors of the gallery below and transform the shop display into an art show. Original folk patachitra scrolls to patachitra-inspired tableware and stationery, antique brass artefacts, modern art-inspired plates, artisanal dinnerware, paintings, ceramic artworks - the range will leave you as much gobsmacked as will the remarkable collection. Sourced from various parts of our country and from other countries, there's the whole gamut of handpainted gift boxes, elegant candle lanterns, designer table napkins, blown glass vases and centre pieces, lamps, wall plates and much more.
Take inspiration from this dynamic multi-disciplinary art space and kick start your artistic journey with the art supplies that you can pick here. A rarity to note in most other art galleries, KCC has used an entire corner for the sale of art supplies - canvases to paints, charcoal and stencils!.