Coimbatore Vizha 2023 was celebrated in different parts of the city with events for everyone since January 4th. Art Street, which is considered one of the signature events of Coimbatore Vizha since its introduction in the 10th edition of the Vizha in 2018, had close to 30,000 people.
Dr G.S Sameeran, Coimbatore District Collector inaugurated the art street. This event served as a platform for the artists of the Coimbatore region to showcase their talent in various art forms. Art Street took place for 2 days – Jan 7th and 8th at Walking Circle of Race Course, outside the Cosmopolitan Club, Coimbatore with the Play + Art.
This year, 80 artists who registered to be a part of this art extravaganza have displayed their artworks, and a variety of art installations along the walker’s path are also placed by SAN Academy of Architecture.
More than 1500 school kids have beautifully made rough sketches of their dream careers on a postcard, and have shared them with the organizers. 700 students from 16 govt. schools from the rural sides of Coimbatore have posted their dreams on the postcards with a small drawing of the same. The entire 1800 postcards were colour coded and hung at the venue, labelled as ‘Rainbow of Dreams’.
On the other side, various kinds of art like Kerala Murals of divine and mythological figures, Handmade Reverse Glass Art, for which the artist must do everything from the reverse side of the glass panel, Coffee-Art works, Creative Calligraphy, Hand-painted Greeting cards, 3-D Moulds and Art Works, Ponniyin Selvan-inspired Historic Paintings, Portraits of noteworthy Tamil Writers and much more were displayed.
The Organizing Team had tied up with 3 architecture colleges – Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Ranganathan Architecture College and Rathinam School of Architecture to display their art installations.
Lots of workshops were arranged to cater for everyone in so many artworks like Pichwai Painting, Calligraphy, 3D Modelling, Comic Strip, Crochet, Clay Art, pottery, bamboo basket weaving to simple paintings.
Coimbatore’s Got Talent crowns the Best among Young Talents!
As a part of the Coimbatore Vizha 2023, Coimbatore’s Got Talent, a show to exhibit talents hidden in students and youths between the age of 15-25, was held on Friday at Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT), Saravanampatti.
Close to 200 registrations arrived, out of which 45 shortlisted contestants performed live on stage at KCT.
A panel of 4 judges, namely Dr.Aparna, a playback singer, Balaji, a dancer, Kaushi Krishnan, a playback singer from Chennai and Dhaya, an award-winning magician from Coimbatore judged all the acts.
As a part of this event, an RJ Hunt by Radio City also took place at the venue. RJ Chiyaan from Radio City-Coimbatore evaluated the best budding RJ out of the competitors.
‘SHE Unit’ the winner of Coimbatore’s Got Talent 2023 was rewarded with a cash prize of Rs.30,000. Karthick, a Freestyle Footballer was declared the ‘Unique Talent’. Dancer Hema Varshini who performed a Solo Dance was declared the ‘People’s Choice’, while Rapper Praveen received a special mention at the event for his performance. Shruthi was declared the RJ Hunt Winner.