Thrissur, the "Cultural Capital" of Kerala, boasts a rich and diverse heritage. The city's artistic legacy is evident in its numerous temples, museums, art institutions, preserving the essence of its traditions and contributing to its unique identity. It is renowned for its vibrant festivals, including the grand Thrissur Pooram, showcasing splendid processions of caparisoned elephants and traditional percussion performances. Thrissur Pooram festival is a unique cultural extravaganza that unites people from different backgrounds, fostering a sense of unity and joyous celebration.
Thrissur has joined the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) by promoting lifelong learning among its people.
USK Thrissur, a chapter of urbansketchers in central part of Kerala started conducting sketch meets on 13th March 2022. Ever since, the community has been consistently conducting sketch meets at urban spaces every Sunday morning. It has around 250 members.
Thrissur Pooram Sketchgala 2024 is an initiative by the Thrissur chapter to bring together sketchers from all over India and overseas to explore the festivities in Thrissur and refine their sketching skills under the guidance of experienced Urbansketching instructors.