The Venkatappa Art Gallery is located on the Kasturba road. The gallery is built in the memory of Sri K. Venkatappa, a famous painter of the late 19th century. His popular paintings include the picturesque view of Nilgiri Hills, Kodaikanal, Ooty Lake, sunrise in Ooty etc. The art gallery building consists of two halls; while one of them has sculptures from the art schools of Khajuraho and Mathura, the other showcases the artefacts of the early Indus Valley civilization. It showcases hundreds of paintings which describe the rich heritage, culture and some of the ancient civilizations.
On the first floor, you can find works of some of the notable painters like M.F. Hussain, Vasudev, Rekha Rao, Hariram etc; and the wonderful wood carvings of C.P. Rajaram. On the second floor, there is "Hebbar Section", where you can find the paintings of the popular painter K.K. Hebbar. Some of his popular paintings include elemental depictions like Vayu (wind), Jala (water), Prithvi (earth), Agni (fire), Gagan (sky) etc and paintings like Sea shore, Outer Space, Nagamandala (land of snakes), Last Glimpse, Death etc. Apart from these there are several paintings of other famous artists. The gallery is open to public on all days except Mondays at an admission fee of Rs.10.
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat
The Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad was opened on 25th June, 1976 in a view to preserve the traditional handicraft, fine arts, and sculptures. It is located right in the heart of the Bangalore city; situated on the Kumara Krupa road. Hundreds of artefacts made by the students of the Parishat such as paintings, carvings, leather puppets, sculptures etc are showcased here. The Parishat building includes a Graphic Studio, Sculpture Studio and an open air auditorium.
Classic works of the early painters, Nicholas Roerich and Kejriwal can be found in the first floor. Many varieties of works displayed include oil paints, water colors, etch, litho, fusion etc. and most of them are for sale. The Chitrakala Parishat is open to public on all days from 10am to 5pm.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is located on the Race Course road, and it is a voluntary organization imparting knowledge of the Indian culture, tradition, art and literature. Several socio-cultural activities like seminars, discussions, classical music concerts, art competitions are held frequently. It has a dedicated library which houses hundreds of books, journals and other works of literature. Also, learning classes are conducted regularly for fine arts, literature and Indian classical music, Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, Vedas, Brahmasastras, Yoga and Sanskrit. The institute is open from 10am to 5.30pm on all weekdays and 10am to 1.30 pm on Saturdays.
Chowdaiah Memorial Hall
The Chowdaiah Memorial Hall is built to commemorate the violin expert T.Chowdaiah. The building is located on the Sankey Road and it is built in the shape of violin. As it has some of the modern state of art facilities, the venue is ideal for music concerts, dance presentations, plays, fashion shows etc. It has a seating capacity of more than 2500 and hosts many cultural events of the Bangalore city.
Puttana Chetty Town Hall
The Puttana Chetty Town Hall is built during 1935 in the honor of K. Puttana Chetty. The building is built in the European classical style of architecture that can accommodate more than 900 people. It is ideal for seminars, plays, music concerts, conferences, magic shows etc. The town hall is always busy with several events round the year.
Ravindra Kalakshetra Auditorium
Ravindra Kalakshetra Auditorium is built during 1961, the centenary year of Rabindranath Tagore. The auditorium is located on the JC road, closely situated to the Town Hall. It can house nearly 1500 people and drama, dance shows are conducted frequently.