Jawahar Kala Kendra
*11-Day 26th Lokrang Festival to Feature 2,500 Artists from 25 States*
– Grand Celebration of Folk Art at Jawahar Kala Kendra
– Showcasing the Diversity of Folk Culture
– Demonstration of Artistry at the National Handicrafts Fair
– Presentations by State’s Leading Artists on the Main Stage at Shilpgram
– Live Broadcast of Intermediary Stage Performances
– Initiation of a Social Media Campaign to Promote Folk Art
Jaipur: The Jawahar Kala Kendra will host the 26th Lokrang Festival from October 29 to November 8, organized by the National Folk Dance Festival and the National Handicrafts Fair. This 11-day festival will bring India’s vibrant cultural diversity to life at the Jawahar Kala Kendra. Over 2,500 artists from more than 25 states will showcase the colors of their respective regions at Lokrang. The center’s social media team has launched a special campaign to spread awareness of folk art to art enthusiasts through videos.
*Participating Artists from These States, Live Broadcast…*
Artists from various regions of the country have been invited to participate in the festival. This includes Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and more. The festival will feature daily presentations of folk arts in the evening at the intermediary stage. Tickets for the event can be obtained from the center on the day of the program. The presentations at the intermediary stage will also be broadcast live on the official Facebook page of the Jawahar Kala Kendra.
*Showcasing the Artistry of Craftsmen…*
At the National Handicrafts Fair held in Shilpgram, visitors will enjoy presentations of folk arts by local artists as well as appreciate the craftsmanship of artisans. Over 100 stalls will be set up at the fair, featuring artistic handicraft products created by DCH cardholder artisans, including renowned artisans from Rajasthan and other regions, and national-level awardees. For the convenience of the audience, this exhibition will be open every day from October 29 to November 8, from 11 AM to 9:30 PM.
*Special Presentations on the Main Stage at Shilpgram*
Special cultural presentations will take place at the main stage of Shilpgram every evening from 5 PM onwards. Leading folk artists from Rajasthan will provide captivating presentations. The fair has also selected several points where presentations on mehndi design, live paintings, puppetry, Pabu Ji’s Phad, rare Rajasthani musical instruments like Ravanhatta, and more will be showcased. Visitors can also enjoy the art of drama, impersonation, magic, and more at the fair. The huts representing all regions of Rajasthan in Shilpgram have been adorned with new decorations, showcasing the state’s diverse heritage.