The institute is another well known place to visit in Gujarat. Every year art lovers from India and across the globe come here for enrolment in different studios and workshops of this renowned institute. Children can also take admission in this institute to hone their skills in various art works. The institute mainly runs with the vision of providing students with appropriate environment and tools to foster the germination of creative ideas.
There is an advanced library in this center that houses some interesting and very old books based on the subject of creative art along with recent publications that include catalogues of auction house, art magazines and exhibition catalogues. Facility of internet is available for the artists in the library. It is opened from Monday- Saturday from 11 am – 3:30 pm. For refreshment, visitors can opt for Chauraha Café of the art center that began its journey in the year of 2013 on February 13th. The cafe offers sandwiches, coffee, tea and other special food items. Another place of attraction in this center is Galleria 30 which was inaugurated by Kailash Kanoria in the year of 2015 on May 3rd. It was set up to reduce the distance between buyers and artists along with showcasing quality and affordable pieces of artifacts, sculptures, graphics, paintings, posters, magazines, books and artwork. This section ushers wide range of fascinating works of arts near your doorstep.
This art center was established in the year of 1984 due to the sincere effort of Urmila Kanoria along with the support of the leading architect B V Doshi and that of the AES secretary Priyakantbhai Munshaw. Urmila Kanoria also received support from her husband, daughter and son. It is a self funded autonomous institute to frame its own courses and programs. Presently it offers three distinct types of courses under the sub heads of Children, Advance and Foundation. It also runs Artists Residency Program that has been designed for offering working environment and exposure to artists possessing Master or Bachelor degree in fine arts.
Where is it located?
This well established institute is situated in Ahmedabad and falls on the opposite direction of Gujarat University Building. From the nearest airport of Mumbai the distance will normally take 522 km via NH 8. It will roughly take 487 km from the nearby railway station of Nashik via NH8 and NH 848.