The Indian Artist, Revamped: What The F Art Fair

Good morning everyone! I hope that this blog post finds you well! I had the great opportunity of being one of the artists at the 3rd annual What The F Art Fair this past Saturday. The fair was dedicated to showcasing the art of women, queer, and BIPOC artists across all different styles and mediums. It was incredible to see so many female artists under one roof, sharing their passion, talents, and skills with others!

Participating in a space that gives female artists across the community a platform to share their passions, and make a bit of money, was wonderful. I truly look forward to taking part in the experience next year as well! I could feel a kindred sense of community as soon as I stepped into the room, surrounded by women keen on showcasing their love for art.

The prints that I was selling consisted of Payal (Oil on Canvas), Modern Brahma (Watercolor and Acrylic), American Dhulan (Mixed Media), The Festival of Colors (Colored Pencil), and finally Govardhan (Oil on Canvas). The most awarding part of the night was getting to meet so many new people, share a part of my culture, and learn more about their own love for art. Making the rounds myself and looking at the booths of all of the other artist was amazing to see. You better believe many art swaps happened at the end of the evening!

If any of you attended the fair, I would love to hear from you in the comments! As always, if any questions or thoughts arise, please comment or reach out to me!


Until next week,



Riya A

My name is Riya and I am currently a Senior at U of M studying Molecular Biology with a double minor in Art & Design and Sociology on the pre-med track. Art has been a huge passion of mine from a very young age and in the final iteration of my column, I look forward to sharing my passions as they connect to my culture, medicine, and art.

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2 Comments on "The Indian Artist, Revamped: What The F Art Fair"

1 year 13 days ago

Hello! The fair sounds like it was a great success! I unfortunately was not able to make it in time to see many of the displays but the ones I did looked amazing, including yours! Were there any other booths that were really interesting or spoke to you?