It takes great pleasure in announcing the official launch of the International Indian Folk Art Gallery for Indian Operations, based out of Chennai, India. Mrs Samundeeswari Venkatachalapahy, as the CEO, will head the Indian operations.
India is a host to over 50 traditional folk arts, these folk art have been passed on from generations to generations. However, except a handful, the rest of them are on the verge of extinction. The once-thriving community of artists in a village is now dwindled down to a couple of families fighting to keep the art alive.
We are a small group of Art lovers, on a mission to revive thousands of years old traditional and tribal arts of India or folk arts of India.
Being based in Australia, we officially registered the International Indian Folk Art Gallery business in the middle of the COVID year, 2020. Little did I know how this small initiative will gather pace.
Since the launch on1st Feb 2021, with the help of family and friends, we managed to provide a free online gallery for over 100 artists, 95 of them are fully active. Over a thousand beautiful hand made Indian Folk Artworks are on display, 20,000 visitors to the website and some of our artists already managed to sell paintings.
In order to better support the customers and artists in India, we decided to set up a fully functionally office in India with the necessary licenses to export artwork along with the infrastructure needed for growth. Under the leadership of Mrs Samundeeswari Venkatachalapahy, believe we will be able to support more artists and promote Indian Folk Art within India and outside.
Founder – International Indian Folk Art Gallery