Kala Pola, Sri Lanka’s highly popular open-air art exhibition cum fair, is an annual event which attracts numerous artists, island-wide. Conceptualized by The George Keyt Foundation, the Kala Pola has enjoyed the unbroken patronage of the John Keells Group for 23 successive years.
Providing a platform to launch and sustain the careers of talented painters and sculptors, fostering the development of a client base and thereby promoting art as a lucrative and professional career, whilst growing the appreciation and patronage of local artists among the public.
In the recent years Kala Pola has showcased approximately 300 artists per year generating over Rs. 13 Million in sales (for which JKF takes no commission). The event attracts an increasing number of visitors-both local and foreign- each year with recent figures estimated over 22,000.
- Kala Pola : the annual open air art fair, organized by the George Keyt Foundation […]Read More
Kala Pola 2014 was held at the Nelum Pokuna Mawatha, Colombo 7 On the 26th of January 2014 from 8.00 a.m to 10.00 p.m.Artists and Visitors started to ply the place as early as 7.30 a.m and by […]Read More
Kala Pola 2013 concludes successful 20th anniversary edition [Optional caption suggested by Sita: Kala Pola – Montmartre of Sri Lanka]Record 30,000 visitor turnout during two-day art-fair Colombo. Kala Pola, Colombo’s annual open-air art fair, […]Read More
- The annual open air art fair “Kala Pola 2012” was held on the sidewalks of […]Read More
- The sidewalks of Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha in Colombo 07, alongside and opposite the National Art […]Read More