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Situated about 4 km from the Market Square and on the National Highway, Ava Art Gallery was established in 1965 by the Late. Bhopal Rao Sett and Ava Devi. It is the only Art Gallery of its kind in the Hills. A collection of 60 pieces of art work in water, oil and thread paintings are displayed in the Gallery. Inside, there is a permanent collection of sixty pieces of exquisite artwork of Ava Devi including water, oil and thread paintings. There are two special paintings in the gallery that you must not miss. One is called “Still Strong” and the other “Torture” that reflect Ava Devi’s outstanding talent and skills in the field of artwork. There are also many other traditional paintings in the gallery. You can see some delicate hand made embroidery and Silk appliqué as well. The silk work has been done by splitting the silk thread some 20 times. Visitors can travel on foot to get to the Gallery or simply hire a taxi. Entrance fees are not charged.
There is no admission fee. The gallery is open from 8 A.M -12 Noon; and again from 1pm – 5pm. Photography is not permitted inside.
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