Art for Concern event was initiated by Concern India Foundation in 1998 to promote Indian art and create a platform for upcoming artists to showcase their work. It also provides the perfect opportunity to art connoisseurs to buy works of upcoming artists along with masters of art. Art for Concern holds shows in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ludhiana and Gurgaon
The Art for Concern exhibitions display the work of both established and promising artists, at affordable prices. It is an excellent platform for upcoming artists to showcase their work and gives art enthusiasts an opportunity to build their collections, all the while giving to charity.
The Eclectic Art shows have been recently introduced and cater to art buyers interested in higher value art by established artists, with shows taking place in Mumbai and Delhi each year.
Annual Charity Auction
Each year, the prestigious Art for Concern Annual Art Auction is conducted in Mumbai, enabling art connoisseurs to acquire high-end artworks and collectibles from renowned artists, while giving to charity. With the overwhelming support of well-established modern and contemporary artists, collectors and aficionados, the charity auction has established itself as a much-awaited occasion on Mumbai's social calendar.
Traditional & Folk Art
Art for Concern’s Traditional and Folk Art (TAFA) show exhibits indigenous art forms from artists and master craftsmen from across India. The aim of the show is to help preserve and protect India’s artistic heritage and ensure that the legacy and splendour of these traditional art forms endures. The show brings together an array of artworks from across India, including Pichwais and Phads from Rajashtan, striking Chola bronzes from Tamil Nadu, Mata ni Pachedis from Gujarat and Sanjhi Paper Art. Over the years, it has become a landmark show for patrons looking to select the finest and most authentic works of India’s extensive art culture, and also benefit underprivileged communities while doing so.
Quintessential is a fund-raising event. Curated pieces that are timeless classics, quirky and quaint. Heritage and contemporary pieces have been put together to bring a slice of the bygone eras to the current generation and the generations to come.
The theme of the initiative is “Stories to be retold” – be it through weaves and embroideries, arts and architecture, engravings or calligraphy; stories are shared through priceless collectibles with the present generation, giving them the opportunity to own a piece of these traditions.