Popularly known as the ‘Gateway to the South India’, Chennai has evolved into a metropolitan city with a unique blend of art, architecture, music and dance. Besides being a major cultural and economic hub, it is the home to several art galleries, spaces and the preserved remnants of the Dravidian civilization.

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One of the largest open air museums in South India with 18 historical houses namely Varija Gallery, Kadambari Gallery with frequent exhibitions to promote the art, heritage and culture of South India.



A leading contemporary art gallery featuring emerging artists with an experimental approach and expanding art viewing for the South Indian art audience.

A contemporary art gallery promoting art exhibitions, advisory platforms and art education program for children and adults conducted at the gallery premises.

Founded by Sharan Apparao in 1984, the gallery showcases the finest contemporary Indian artworks, at five viewing spaces across India.


Arts Organization

A national organization that has emerged to be a principal establishment to direct its focus on activities in the field of visual arts.


And when you need a break from all the art...

One of the largest artists community in India known for creating, promoting and exhibiting traditional and contemporary art forms.

A cafe with Mughal architecture and decor, offering indoor and outdoor seating for all visitors.

A quaint cafe with a recently introduced Oriental cuisine, also functioning as a space for booklovers and writers.