Shillong, July 22 (ANI): For the first time in Shillong, a coffee shop has come up that serves as a platform for artists as well as art enthusiasts.
Besides its achievement as a music capital of the country, the state is now working towards popularizing visual art.
A coffee shop, "Matter of Taste" at Laitumkhrah is providing a platform to the artists and promoting art in the state.
"This place has served as a platform for the budding artists and hidden talents to expose their work out here. It was not and over night outcome of event. We have had discussions casually and serious thinking," said Raphael Warjri, an artist.
Phindaman Dkhar, a visitor, said, "Artists out here, do not get the chance to exhibit their art that well. So, this kind of display creates a platform for them that people can come and appreciate the art and they can get known because of it."
The state has been trying to promote art aggressively in recent times. Some influential persons have also supported this trend.
Although investment in art is at a nascent stage, there is huge interest about art among the people. Such initiatives will raise awareness and will give a boost to the visual art industry. By D Henpilen(ANI)