Nelum Pokuna Art Street
Nelum Pokuna Art Street
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Lilanthi
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
This art market on a Saturday morning was amazing. We were able to purchase artwork from a number of very talented artists directly. We went there very early in the morning (before 11AM) and it was very quiet. All artists were very nice and prices for each piece was very affordable bar a couple of people trying to rip us off :-)
Written February 18, 2024
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SEs
London, UK25,921 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
This is in front of the Nelum pokuna hall and Vihara maha devi park.There are a few stalls with quite a good selection of local paintings. They accept only cash you have to bargain.
Written December 29, 2018
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Noddy24011982
London, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
Vidharamahadevi Park Art Street.
This place is a must see. Local artist selling there paintings. Beautiful creations depicting various element of Sri Lankan culture ranging from religion, nature to daily life. You will
Love this place and most likely find a unique beautiful piece of artwork to take home with you. The vendors will give the impression that they have a fixed price which is not the case the day we went we were the only tourist around and they were happy to haggle on the price. The canvases are painted in such a way that they can be taken off of the wooden frames and rolled up for easy transport.
There is a cash machine on the same street. There is a lady who is normally the first vendor you will see who sells paintings for her father she took time with us explaining the artwork and was not push in any way. We purchased 4 paintings from her!!☺
Great to see even if you're not buying anything. A treat for the eyes.
Written January 7, 2017
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TingC
Colombo, Sri Lanka36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
We bought 4 pieces of art work there. Most of them are really nice and impressive. Reasonably priced. Highly recommend this place.
Written October 16, 2019
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DilrukshiH
Colombo, Sri Lanka2,693 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Beautiful paintings done by very talented artists.
Worth visiting even if you do not buy anything as the paintings are so very nice.
Some are quite expensive, but worth the price as due credit should be given to these talented artists
Written March 13, 2018
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Kate85105
Jakarta, Indonesia177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Apart from supporting local artists it is also interesting walking along the path seeing the variety of paintings. The day we visited we were the only people there and we were left to enjoy looking at the artwork without being haggled. We found a painting we wanted to purchase and the local vendor was very friendly and helpful. The painting was easily taken off the display frame and rolled for easy transportation on our flight home.
Written January 6, 2018
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Toni H
Cedar Rapids, IA166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We stopped here on our last day in Sri Lanka. It is a good thing I waited until the last day or I would have been broke for the whole trip. Sri Lanka has some talented artists. The 3 of us each bought a couple of pieces. I was very happy with the prices. Look for the owls painted on the tree.
Written October 30, 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,921 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
This is the street where local artists sell their paintings during weekends and holidays. A good place to buy local paintings .
Written November 19, 2019
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Sasiri R
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
You will have plenty of choices to select from day to day. Best place to buy hand drawn Arts in Sri Lanka.
Written May 7, 2019
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Rj0099
Jabalpur, India197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
This is just outside the national art gallery, the local artist have displayed excellent work of art . The street is full of amazing paintings depicting various flavours of srilanka. A must visit.
Written April 22, 2019
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