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Lodhi Art District

India’s very first Public Art District is located in Lodhi Colony - a residential compound for government employees. Centrally located, with wide pedestrian friendly lanes, the colony is now a walk-through gallery showcasing the most diverse styles of Urban Art. Over 50 artworks have been added to the district since work began in 2015.

Over the years, the art district has become a source of community pride for its residents, encouraged cleanliness and maintenance of the neighborhood, while putting Lodhi Colony on the global map.

Artists at work, Lodhi Art District, 2016 - 2019

2015 + 2016

The vision for the Lodhi Art District began with 2 walls in 2015. An Initial exploration of the viability of Lodhi Colony as an art district, the first two murals were made with artists Lady Aiko from Japan and DALeast from China.

The 2 murals in 2015 and the positive response of the residents and authorities that followed, enabled us us to envision a much larger project in Lodhi Colony.

In 2016 26 artworks across were created across 10 blocks of Lodhi Colony . Comprising a lineup of Indian and International talent, artists worked across two months to create a public art gallery that is open for all.

Lineup artists included:

ECB Hendrik | DAKU | Blaise | Nafir | Nevercrew | Shoe | Senkoe | Harsh Raman | Inkbrushnme | Lek & Sowat | Mahendra Pawar | Rakesh | Kafeel | Reko Rennie | Shilo Shiv Suleman | Swa Zeta | Gaia | Anpu | Amitabh Kumar | Borondo | Suiko | Gabriel Specter | Chifumi

Rani Laxmi Bai Lady Aiko 3
Daaleast Detail 9
Daaleast Detail 3

Artworks in Lodhi Colony by Lady Aiko and DALeast, not yet an Art District, 2015

Amitabh Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Akshat Nauriyal
Anpu Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Akshat Nauriyal
Avinashkamesh Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Akshat Nauriyal
Blaise Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Akshat Nauriyal
Borondo Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Akshat Nauriyal
Chifumi Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Akshat Nauriyal
Daku Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Pranav Gohil
Dwa Zeta Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Akshat Nauriyal
Gaia Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Akshat Nauriyal
Harsh Raman Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Akshat Nauriyal
Hendrik Ecb Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Naman Saraiya
Inkbrushnme Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Akshat Nauriyal 2
Leksowathanif Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Akshat Nauriyal
Mahendar Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Pranavgohil
Nevercrew Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Naman Saraiya
Rakesh Kumar Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Akshat Nauriyal
Rekorennie Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Akshat Nauriyal
Senkoe Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Akshat Nauriyal
Shilo Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Pranav Gohil
Shoe Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Akshat Nauriyal
Suiko Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Akshat Nauriyal
Swatcha Barat Wall Final Painter Kafeel Reveals Lodhi Art Dist Start Delhi 2016 Pranav Gohil

Artworks in the Lodhi Art District, 2016

2017/2018

Over the years, several artworks have been also added to the art district outside of Festivals. These include murals by Bicicleta Sem Freo (Brazil), Aaron Li Hill (Canada)and Saner (Mexico).

Li Hill Lodhiartdistrict 2018 Reveals Pranavgohil 1
Li Hill Lodhiartdistrict 2018 Reveals Pranavgohil 7
Saner Reveals Akshat 12
Saner Reveals Akshat 15
Saner Reveals Akshat 8

Artworks in Lodhi Art District, 2017-2018

2019

Artworks added during St+art Delhi 2019 contributed significantly in shaping the district’s present form. Today, the Lodhi Art District has 56 murals made by artists from 25 countries.

Lineup artists included:

Adele | Andreco | Aravani Art Project | Aaron Glasson | Bond | Corin | Daan Botlek | David Leitner | Do & Khatra | Georgia Hill | Hanif Kureshi | H11235 | M Pravat | Majlis Art Forum | Manolo | Nespoon | Priyesh | Sajid Wajid | Sameer Kulavoor | Sam Lo | Tellas | Yip Yew Chong | Yoh Nagao

Adele Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 22
Andreco Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 2
Aravani Art Project Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 14
Aron Glasson Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 22
Bond Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 16
Corin Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 26
Daan Botlek Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 1
David Leitner Reveals Lodhi Colony Staart 2019 Pranav Gohill 6
Do Khatra Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 10
Georgiahanif Reveals Lodhi Art District 2019 Pranavgohil 6
H11235 Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 24
M Pravat Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 10
Majlis Group Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 11
Manolo Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 2
Nespoon Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 15
Priyesh Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 1
Sajidwajid Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 20
Sameerkulvoor Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 17
Samlo Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 28
Telleas Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 3
Yip Yew Chong Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 13
Yoh Nagao Reveals Lodhi Art Fest 2019 Pranavgohil 4

Artworks created in the Lodhi Art District, 2019

Community Outreach

One of the most important parts of building an art district is the inclusion of the residents. Over the years we have done several workshops and projects catering to their preferences. The 2019 festival also saw the creation of a community mural called 'Saath Saath' (together), which was the outcome of a series of workshops followed by open for all painting sessions on the weekends.

Community outreach programs, St+art Delhi 2019, Lodhi Art District

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