Our first steps to explore Sri Lankan art

Our history begins back in June 2009. We 22 Senior Artists together opened this Art Way Gallery as a fulfilment of a need. AT that time there was no any permanant art gallery in Sri Lanka with contemporary art. That time there were only gallery cafes. With the response and the demand from the society and artists we were able to commence the Art Way Institute within 6 months time of the opening of the gallery. This was a novel experience for artists as well as for the general public. Many leading professionals, artists and the businessmen send their children for Art Way Institute for learning art. The start was very challenging yet interesting.