Located in a tranquil area of Panaji city is Sunaparanta-Goa Centre for the Arts. It was founded by Mr Dattaraj V Salgaocar in 2009. Its art gallery has different sections where different types of art are displayed. Local, national and international artists’ works are exhibited here. The soft music emanating from the café makes the environment more peaceful.
The works featured are photos, paintings, sculptures, video installations and others. Most of them are for sale and the price is approximately Rs.10,000 and above. They also have other activities like visual art programmes, workshops, exhibitions, book reading, book releases and a movie club.
Justina, an official, says, “At the Centre, we constantly strive to reinvent our programming where local artists are invited to participate in a dialogue, assist in creating workshops and reach out to the younger generation desirous of getting into any creative career. We are proud to say today, the centre has become a hub and a place of engagement for the local artists who give us their time and creative inputs to raise the standards of structuring our visual arts programming. In essence, Sunaparanta has been bringing modern and contemporary art in Goa in all its forms to the world and the world art to Goa.”