iarts Project is the creation of Toronto based art enthusiast, Arti Chandaria. The Project's vision is to nurture a network of art lovers and infuse the community with a vibrant paradigm of new arts-related thoughts and ideas. This vision is being realized through various initiatives such as exhibitions showcasing works of emerging and established artists, art lectures and workshops, private art sales and social/philantrophic programs.
By showcasing an exciting array of artwork from India, iarts Project is becoming a valuable resource for both the established art collector and for those just discovering their love of art. Arti advises and assists clients in building their art collections for private enjoyment as well as for those interested in private and corportate collections. She tailors her recommendations to the needs of her clients - she helps the new collector develop a personal vision and works with the existing collector to refine and expand their artwork.
Explore the eclecticism of Indian art through the iarts Project...your access to art from India.
Arti Chandaria has been an art lover ever since she can remember. She began by working in her family's handwoven textile business and enjoyed scouring the tiny shops on the busy streets of Mumbai for art. Arti is also a qualified interior designer and has worked with the Taj Group of Hotels. The highlight of her training was at the Shivnivas Palace hotel in Udaipur-featured in the James Bond film, "Octopussy", where the artwork was selected from the personal collection of the Maharaja of Udaipur.
Since moving to Canada 25 years ago, Arti continues to be a passionate patron and advocate of art and culture. She is a mentor to the arts community here and has been actively involved in ground breaking initiatives in art and cultural institutions in Toronto, working on boards and committees and as an advisor on numerous projects. She was instrumental in the creation of the permanent presence of South Asia at the Royal Ontario Museum and the force behind the South Asia exhibit at the Textile Museum of Canada in 2008. For her tireless efforts to promote art and culture in Toronto she has received recognition and numerous awards including the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.