The second edition of the Cartist Festival took place at the Narain Niwas, Jaipur from 18- 24 April 2016. The festival hosted a Residency Art Workshop at Narain Niwas for 200 young artists from prestigious art colleges of India. To mark the World Heritage Day, Cartist Festival kickstarted with its first Heritage walk from School of Arts to film city on the occasion of World Heritage Day, where Jaipur Mayor Nirmal Nahata flagged off the walk.
Honourable Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the festival and recognized Cartist efforts towards creating such a platform for art and automobile. Moving Art Project, a unique concept was launched wherein 10 prominent artists from across the country painted ten Tata Nano Cars in their distinct genre of depiction as their canvas. Eminent Artists from India were, Pradeep Puthoor, Siddharth, Farhad Husain, Raj More, Ullas and Vaishali Kagde, Akhlaq Ahmad, Bin Verghese, Kanchan Chander, Sudhanshu Sutar, Anant Nikam and Shilpa Nikam who transformed Tata Nanos in a piece of exquisite art.
Workshops on Landscape Watercolours by Mahesh Kumar, Nail Art by Wajid Khan, Calligraphy by Shipra Dutta, Clay Modeling by Padma Shree Arjun Prajapati, Miniature Art by Padma Shree Shakir Ali, Caricature by Arwind Anjali Jodha, Street Art/ Graffiti by Akhlaq Ahmed, Blue pottery by Gopal Saini, Art Therapy by Diana Angelika and Automobile Sculpture-making by Geeta were organized. Exclusive Art sessions were organized by prominent artists such as Seema Kohli on 'The Feminine Canvas" moderated by Palki Upadhyay, Session on “A peek into contemporary art world” moderated by Vandana Shukla in conversation with Atul Dhondia, Session on “Decrypting Art” by Johny ML, a culture critic, art curator and writer moderated by Sushma Sabnis, Session on “ Colorful talk of stories” by Artist Siddhartha.