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Second International Jaipur Art Festival kicks off
The Second International Jaipur Art Festival (IJAF) kicked off yesterday at Hotel Diggi Palace in Jaipur (free entry), and will end on 23rd March. The festival was inaugurated by Satish Mehta, the Director General of Indian Council of Cultural Relations.

According the IJAF organizers, the main highlight of the festival is the live display of 225 accomplished artists from all over the world including India. The fest website reports that the artists from 25 countries and 22 states of India are participating in the event as well.

"Learning new art techniques with  30 live demonstrations of miniature art, phad, calligraphy, mandana, fresco, blue pottery, wash technique, Mithila painting, tie and dye, batik, charcoal, glass painting, enamel art, sand sculpture, crochet, kantha, patta chitra, brass inlay, jewellery making and lac bangle making at the Jaipur Art Festival," inform the organizers.

The other high point of the event are art seminars and art talks on the 20th, 21st and 22nd March along with the exhibition and sale of artworks produced in the festival would be held from 22nd to 25th March. Also, the festival will be marked by a photography contest with themes “Life in Pink City" and "Jaipur Art Festival 2014".

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