Bhubaneswar: In an effort to encourage and promote Amateur/Budding Artists, Airports Authority of India, has developed an Art Gallery in the public concourse area of New Domestic Terminal (T1), BPI Airport, Bhubaneswar, a platform to facilitate the budding artists to exhibit their creations/artwork and make a reasonably significant mark in the Art world. The Art gallery was inaugurated by R.K. Srivastava, Chairman, AAI .To make a reasonably significant mark in the Art World AAI invited original creations including sculpture or any other form of Art but not limited to paintings, for display inside the terminal building. The artist shall have a right to put a tag “for sale” and the Art work shall carry price tag fixed on it. It is understood that this step taken by AAI will help create vocation and much anticipated prominence to the local talent.

So far the art work created by the well-known artists from Odisha has been displayed in the Art gallery. Presently, the art work created by Sri Laxmi Prasad Rout from Ragady, Cuttack, famous for palm-leaf paintings displayed in the Art Gallery. It is a small initiative by AAI to motivate and encourage those who are truly gifted.

To continue with the significant advancement in running Art gallery interested artists may contact to Airport Terminal Manager, Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar, for display of the Art work at Art gallery.