Trams, Walls & Eden Gardens: Funky, Instagrammable Street Art Has Arrived In Kolkata!

Editors posted on 07 August

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Kolkata has always been known for its political graffiti {and portraits of its fave football stars like Pele!}. Now a group of city artists are all set to transform the walls of city neighborhoods.

What Is It?

Get ready to see some great wall art around the city. The Kolkata Street Art Festival has a group of artists painting around the city to kickstart a graffiti art and mural movement. A wall near Exide Crossing is sporting a new look  already.

The project is being supervised by well-known painter Jogen Chowdhury and will have 15 artists {including Barun Saha, Dipak Samanta, Rintu Roy and Tarun Banerjee} working on different themes.

Two trams, more walls at Exide crossing, Ballygunje tram depot, Shyambazar, and the wall along gate number 10 of the iconic Eden Gardens, will all get a new look.

The plan is to paint 500 walls across the city in the next five years.

Anything Else?

The team is aiming at wrapping up the work before Durga Pujo. Good luck guys, what with the rain and all!

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Just one thing – other metro cities {like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru} have gorgeous wall art in many places. Many of these projects have been quite egalitarian – with communities and neighbourhoods joining in to paint their walls. Perhaps Kolkata could take a leaf from those.