The Cartist Automobile Art Festival (CAAF) was held in Pune last weekend and Pune365 was there to bring you this colourful Photo Story:
An annual festival that used to be held in Jaipur, this year they’re looking to spread their wings. In what they’ve dubbed as the ‘Cartist Yatra’, the Automobile festival is showcasing their work in a number of cities across India.
CAAF was founded by Himanshu Jangid, a vintage car restorer based in Jaipur, in 2015. The idea was to promote the Indian culture using the automobile and art as a medium, while educating people on the importance of salvaging vintage and classic cars.
In the first session, they painted around 100 autorickshaws and put them up for display. “After that we painted around 7 or 8 murals at railway stations and that later was adopted pan-India,” said the organiser.
“This Cartist Yatra plans to travel across India and connect with these places. We’ll include local touches and culture to understand how people think about these things.”
Jangid is thankful that people are able to appreciate this art, and willingly donate cars to be painted. Each city brings new cars to be added to the display, which then becomes a collaborative project between the artist and the owner. Every city has new cars on display, donated by it’s citizens. The cars brought from Jaipur itself are taken around in huge decorative trucks.
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