Sri Lanka’s biggest annual open air art fair for paintings and sculpture, the ‘Kala Pola’ was held along the sidewalks of Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7 for the 17th consecutive year. It featured over 300 artists and sculptors showcasing their creativity to a rapidly growing Sri Lankan and expatriate clientele. Kala Pola was organized by The George Keyt Foundation and sponsored by John Keells Holdings Plc. The Deputy Ambassador of People 's Republic of China, Han To was the Chief Guest. This year an art auction was held for the first time at the Kala Pola.