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Women’s Bazaar at CP Art Centre

To celebrate the International Women’s Day, C.P. Art Centre has been organizing

annual exhibitions of art, craft, textiles and food items made by women and

marketed by women entrepreneurs since 1994. The exhibition and sale will take

place in Main, Mini I, Mini II galleries of C.P. Art Centre, 1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet

from Mar 7 to Mar 12 from 10 AM to 7 PM

This is the 31 st  year of Women’s Bazaar. The C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation,

through its various constituents, has been actively involved in women’s

development.  The Women’s Bazaar provides a platform for women to sell their



The Women’s Bazaar is an annual feature in the itinerary of C.P. Art Centre’s

activities.  From a mere trickle of half a dozen women entrepreneurs, today the

number of women participating in the annual craft bazaar has increased



The women belong to a variety of backgrounds:  women from rural areas, from

Chennai’s hutments, middle-class women and economically disadvantaged

women.  They are self-employed employ other women, market goods made by

women and so on.  The potential of the entrepreneur varies from pottery to

pickle making to weaving and garment manufacturing.  There are a variety of

items, such as textiles, crafts, jewelry, food and health and organic products. 


Around 50 women’s groups are participating this year.  All proceeds from the

sales go to the women and/or the women’s organizations, which include

Women’s India Association (WIA), NAAM Foundation, and those supported by the

C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation.  This is a worthy cause which encourages

women to help themselves.  All expenses are covered by C.P. Art Centre.


Ms. Lise Talbot Barre, Consul General of France in Pondicherry and Chennai, will

inaugurate the exhibition Mar 7 at 11 AM.


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