Creating opportunities for artists

By K. Rajshree

A group of artists have been displaying their art works at the pavement near the police booth at Besant Elliots beach every Sunday morning, for the past month.

The event is called ‘Artpreneurs’ and is organised by Artist’s Hive, an e-commerce portal that provides a platform for upcoming artists to share and sell their art works. The art works varies from canvas paintings to handicraft items and many more.

Artist’s Hive is the brain child of artists Maya and Krish, started with an intention to promote products created by Maya. The website then became a common information portal that can be used by other artists to promote their creations.

“As awesome as it may look, being an artist is a hard career choice, but we are trying to change that. Artist’s Hive allows artists, artisans and performers to turn their passion into a career. Within our portal, we are trying to encompass all art-forms to help the customers identify unique products of good quality. We first started off by selling the art works of our common friends and then we started to approach independent artists. Though many questioned our motives in the beginning, people started to understand our purpose and collaborated,” says Maya.

She further states, “With ‘Artpreneurs’ we want to provide an open stage to various artists to exhibit their works. The artists get a chance to converse with the public and get their feedback. Apart from displaying the works; some of the artists conduct live sketching at the venue. So far, we have displayed various kinds of handmade crafts, paintings and canvas. We are hoping for more artists with diverse pursuits to display their works in future.”

The team from Artist’s Hive along with ‘Netmeds’ conducted a beach cleanup event on Oct.2 at Elliots beach. The exhibition will be held on all Sundays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Artists are invited to come and display their works.

For details, call 73959 12279.