An art workshop to bring together some of the Living traditions such as folk, tribal art forms and young contemporary artists of India was held at SARA Centre premises Dombekoppa. It was organised by SARA Centre in partnership with Art for Concern Institution Bangalore.
As desired by the host institutions SARA Centre, the workshop was attended by over thousands of local people, schools children got to interact with the participating artists across many states, witnessed the art-making process and got an opportunity to compare with different art forms existed in other parts of the country. There were 18 of 20 listed artists and one guest artist Mr Anand Shenoy participated in this workshop,
1. Mrs Gauri Chandrashekar Hase Chitra art form, Western Ghats region of Karnataka.
2. Ms Kusuma Annappa Hase Chitra art form, Western Ghats region of Karnataka.
3. Ms Laxmamma Gademane Hase Chitra art form, Western Ghats region of Karnataka.
4. Ms Leelavati Kannappa Bagilu Hase Chitra, Kugve Western Ghats region of Karnataka.
5. Ms Ladu Gond, Madhya Pradesh.
6. Ms Choti Tekam, Bhil art form, Madhya Pradesh.
7. Mr Saantosh Tekam, Bhil art form, Madhya Pradesh.
8. Ms Poonam Devi, Madhubani / Mithila art form, Bihar.
9. Mr Saroj Kumar, Madhubani / Mithila art form, Bihar.
10. Mr Rajesh Gaju mahala, Warli art form, Northern Western region of Dadra Nagar Haveli.
11. Mr Sandip Nausu Gowli, Warli art form, Northern Western region of Dadra Nagar Haveli.
Contemporary young artists around the country
1. Abhijeet Saikia Assam/ Delhi.
2. Aishwaryan K Bengaluru Karnataka.
3. Manish Sharma Jaipur Rajasthan.
4. Shailesh B R Sagara/ Delhi
5. Ritika Sharma New Delhi.
6. Kanika Shah Baroda Gujarat.
7. Artist, Workshop Coordinator Somu Desai Gujarat.