Kolkata is famous for its rich and diverse form of arts and crafts which evolved through ages. In short they were developed by the ancestors of the people of modern day Kolkata to satisfy their artistic thirst.
People of Kolkata worth their salt (or fish!) by having an artist's passion tucked away somewhere in the corners of their hearts.
Here you can find some of the country’s oldest art galleries and institutions, famous for their old and contemporary artistic heritages.
The city had been an ideal ground of activity for the greats in the field of art like Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Jamini Roy, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (he was born in Assam but his artistic calibre blossomed in Kolkata), Ritwik Ghatak and many more.
Traditional arts & crafts covers wall paintings, conch-shell, bamboo, and ivory works.
Embroidery, weaving, engraving, inlaying, film and music are also important aspects of Kolkata culture. The city is home to popular art galleries showcasing an assorted range of painting, sculptures, and contemporary works of art and exhibitions.
Debashis Dev Roy Art School
Address: 125, Dum Dum Park, Swarna Mayur Appartment, 1st Floor, P.O. - Bangur Avenue, Kolkata -700055, West Bengal, India, Dum Dum Park, Kolkata, West Bengal 700055
Phone: 098740 94338
Chitralekha School of Art
Address: Sagarika Apartment, 8/C Arobinda Sarani, PO ITALGACHA, DUM DUM, KOLKATA 700079.
Phone: 070034 43626
SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS
Address: 28/1, Arya Vidyalaya Rd, Baidyapara, Sahid Nagar, Haltu, Kolkata, West Bengal 700078
SHILPI BHARATI Art School
Address: Milan Tirtha Club, Selimpur Rd, Dhakuria, Selimpur, Kolkata, West Bengal 700031
Academy of Arts
Address: 79/24B, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Rd, Ripon Street, Maula Ali, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700014
Kala Bhawan Affiliated by Akriti school of fine art
Address: 266/1, Raipur Rd E, Bijoygarh, Sree Colony, Regent Estate, Jadavpur, Kolkata, West Bengal 700092
Colour Art School
Address: 21 land mark sanghashree playground dhalua kath pol, Dhalua, Garia, Kolkata, West Bengal 700152
Phone: 092316 52272
Canvas School Of Art & Culture
Address: 5/17, Prince Golam Mohammad Shah Rd, Jubilee Park, Golf Gardens, Tollygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700095
MONALISA ART SCHOOL
Address: Barasat Mahatma Gandhi Memorial High School Road, Bhatrapally, Kolkata, West Bengal 700126
Phone: 084201 19176
Blossom Art Academy
Address: 198, Sarat Bose Rd, Dum Dum Cantonment, Subhash Nagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700065
Anthelion School of Art
Address: 1/37, Poddar Nagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700068
Phone: 097335 04525
Find beautiful portraits of Abanindra Nath Tagore, Jamini Roy, Gopal Ghosh and other acclaimed artists of Bengal in Chitrakoot art gallery. The popularity of art galleries are evident from the fact that they often find mention in the wish list of tourists and visitors and have emerged as the major points of entertainment and recreation in Kolkata.