If you are an art enthusiast or just want to explore Kerala’s art & cultural heritage, make your way to the Arts and Crafts Village at Vellar in the district of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The newly inaugurated village aims to showcase the state’s traditional, folk & ethnic art, craft and performing traditions. The inauguration of this village will contribute to the overall richness of Kerala tourism.
Major Attractions of Vellar Arts & Crafts Village
- Studios for Craftspeople
- Art Gallery Studio
- Design Strategy Lab
- Game Zones
- Handloom Village
- Food Courts
- Reading Rooms
- Buy souvenirs and Curios
- Crafts Food Festival (in April)
- Arts Festival (in September)
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Where is the Vellar Arts & Crafts village located?
The Vellar Craft Village in Kerala is located in the district of Thiruvananthapuram. You can easily reach it while visiting Kerala the next time.
What are some of the features of the Vellar Arts & Crafts Village in Kerala?
The Vellar Arts and Crafts Village at Vellar is spread across 8.5 acres of land. The complex consists of an amphitheatre, museums, studios for craftspeople and an art gallery. There are dedicated spaces for artisans and craftspeople. Most of the craftspeople belong to South Kerala. One of the top things to do at the arts and crafts village at Vellar is buying souvenirs and curios from the various range of exhibits on display. Tourists looking for new tourist attractions in Kerala, or a different experience, can visit this village.
The Kerala Arts & Handicrafts Village also has modules for more than 750 craftsmen and artisans working on their concept with the visitors looking on. This is quite interesting, as you actually get to watch the artisans at work. There are artisans working on a wide variety of materials including wood, bamboo, reed, palm leaf, coir and cotton. The complex consists of 28 studios with more than 50 crafts on display.
The village will also host an annual international theme based art and craft biennale. Paintings, terracotta, handloom, sculptures, reed and bamboo products along with workshops would be conducted in the village. Other events included in the village calendar are Crafts Food Festival (in April) and Arts Festival (in September).
Other features of the Arts and Crafts Village at Vellar include a design strategy lab, game zones, handloom village, food courts, reading rooms, walkaways and rest areas.
Promoting tourism and enhancing economic opportunities
The Vellar Arts and Crafts Village, which is likely to become among the most visited travel destinations in Kerala, will not only promote art tourism in Kerala but also enhance the economic opportunities of its artisans and common people. It will also provide a boost to small scale industries both in Kerala and India.
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