POT Maya is a 3 day art extravaganza organized by the artist community of Naya, Pingla. The festival is flocked by people from different walks of life- art enthusiasts, photographers, students. It is an ideal getaway for city dwellers during the festival weekend where they can enjoy art as well as soak in the rural ambience. The festival has different types of activities for everyone to enjoy. Come and experience the natural colour making, Patachitra painting and performance of Patachitra songs at Naya, Pingla.
POT Maya 2018 witnessed colourful Patachitra exhibitions and folk performances.
POT Maya 2017 witnessed every house of the community beautifully painted and decorated by their crafts which acted as galleries showcasing the art.
Patachitra artist Manimala Chitrakar had showcased her art at the Festival of Folk Art in Hungarian Heritage House in Budapest which took place in 15th and 16th August 2019.
In 2017, Patachitra witnessed a breakthrough as veteran artist Swarna Chitrakar was invited to the Grinell College in Iowa to speak about and demonstrate her art. She talked about her expertise and how Patachitra, which was a dying art form, has advanced with time and brought her to such a stature.
The artists have also been a part of ‘Baltica’ – which is the only folklore festival that highlights rich heritage values and focuses on historical forms of folklore. It is an annual festival held alternatively in the three Baltic republics of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – in Vilinius,Lithuania, between 4 and 10 July, 2017.
The Festival International de Folklore de Noyon which took place in France was held between 5 and 9 July, 2017. Patachitra artists of Pingla represented India and set up a stall to exhibit and sell their products.
The Urkult Festival in Sweden is a festival for all people and culminates inspiration. It celebrates folk music and art with domestic and international artists. It attracts visitors from every corner of the world in its scenic amphitheatre. In 2017, Patachitra artists of Bengal had visited this festival and showcased their art form in several workshops too.