The fourth edition of Jaipur Art Summit was organized from 7th to 11 December 2016 at Ravindra Manch, Jaipur. The theme this year was Traditional & Tribal Art, with the basic idea of promotion of dying art forms. Artworks from 28 countries were put on display and artist from 25 countries participated in the summit. To name a few, Austria, Afghanistan, China, France, Germany, Hungry, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Myanmar, New Zealand, Netherlands, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, UAE, UK, USA and Vietnam . More than 50,000 visitors from all walks of life visited the event where entry was free.
The five day event witnessed art camps with participation from international artists, interactive sessions, creative workshops, art talks & discussions, art movies & artists’ discussion, art exhibition, gallery shows, book release & author discussions, art installations, calligraphy, live demonstration of tribal art & traditional art, art performance shows, graffiti & street art and musical performances by classical & folk artists.
Leading art galleries like Atelier Habib, Art Life Gallery, Art Promo Global, Bengal Art Foundation, Dolna, Emami Chisel, Gallery One, ICA, IMA Foundation London, Kirti, Lexicon, Projective and Seems displayed their exquisite collection and brought artists for participation in various activities during the summit.
The summit saw participation of many legendary and leading Indian artists like Laxma Goud, Anjani Reddy, Debendra Thiyum, Himanshu Dabral, Rini Dhumal, Ramesh Gorjala and Laxman Alley besides famous international artists. Many art installations which are a part of Limca Book of World Records were put on display for the public at the summit.
One of the significant achievements of this edition was involvement of people and organizations from all walks of life. UNICEF supported children’s painting competition; local real estate players offered their properties for organizing art camps, graffiti at three prominent places in the city, participation of school students in various activities and huge number of visitors. The overall response was more than overwhelming and people are eagerly looking forward to next edition of Jaipur Art Summit.