With the growing prominence of arts awareness in India it is important that the local communities have a platform to exchange, witness and exhibit various works.
Ahmedabad’s art realm has always appreciated the importance of community spaces to promote visual arts and create an artistic exchange in society. These spaces have contributed greatly towards the creation of a strong artistic foothold but lo and behold…..
This realm is about to get a whole new dimension with Purva Damani’s 079|Stories, a cultural space to initiate a dialogue of art and design in the city with it’s one-of a kind concept of amalgamating multiple art spaces under one roof.
We are proud of Purva who has toiled away for so long and hard to bring an innovative contribution to preserve our very diverse yet vibrant art culture.
She has identified ways to bring contemporary relevance to traditional skills of artisan communities and creative professionals. She will be designing and curating exhibitions, performances, festivals and various pop- ups to keep us engaged at all levels.
This cultural space that aims to be a microcosm of the World Heritage city Ahmedabad, is set to open its doors this September 2018 with events that are sure to leave you craving for everything Purva and her husband Kirat Damani have in store for you with their brainchild.
The soft launch is set to be this weekend over 6 – 7 April with pop-up events by city-based fashion curator, Virja Shah and a food entrepreneur, Aanal Shodhan.
As the founder of Kit and Caboodle, a pop-up clothing shop, Virja has been curating alternative designers and labels from across the country. The focus being sustainability and minimalism. Her pop-up with 079|Stories, titled ‘Blazing Days’ will be showcasing 20 labels including the likes of Doodlage and The Meraki project.
Bringing in a tasting menu for the pop up event, we have The Portable Pantry, a bespoke catering venture, by Aanal Shodhan, an accomplished cook and excellent hostess that is now foraying professionally into the food business. TPP does not only provide food-for pickup but also full-blown catering and curatorial services that encompass décor and entertainment. Do drop by to sample her mouth watering appetisers.
Be a part of Ahmedabad’s next cultural story this weekend as 079|Stories will undoubtedly be the city’s most sought after art and design space.
Watch this space for more as we will be bringing in more once 079 stories is officially opened this September.
KIT & CABOODLE – https://www.facebook.com/Kit-Caboodle-1634276230166769/
THE PORTABLE PANTRY – https://www.instagram.com/theportablepantry/
079 STORIES – http://079stories.com/
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