23 Jan, 2017
The 24th edition of Sri Lanka’s world renowned open-air art fair Kala Pola was held along the sidewalks of Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7 on 22nd January 2017 from 8.00am to 9.00pm. Presented by The George Keyt Foundation in association with the John Keells Group, Kala Pola has over the past 24 years been a major cultural and tourist attraction and is today a not-to-be-missed event in Colombo’s annual cultural calendar where the whole family can come and enjoy art. Kids too enjoyed drawing and learning sculpture at the Kids Art Corner sponsored by Elephant House. Teachers from Cora Abraham arts schools were also present there to assist the children discover their creative talents.
The Official Ceremony took place at 5.00 p.m and the Chief Guest was High Commissioner of Australia to Sri Lanka H.E. Bryce Hutchesson with the representatives from George Keyt Foundation and John Keells Group. The afternoon’s entertainment was provided by The Music Project , Music Matters Collective and Ravibandhu Vidyapathy Drummers which kept the crowd upbeat till Kala Pola concluded at 9.00 p.m!