The Fowler Museum at UCLA will host a special event titled, “The Art of Rangoli,” on Wednesday, Aug. 14 and Thursday, Aug. 15.

Rangoli is an art form in which patterns are meticulously drawn on the floor with bare fingers using rice flour, chalk, fine quartz powder, flower petals, grains, or other natural materials colored with vegetable dyes. Rangoli artists will be creating two site-specific designs at the Fowler in celebration of Indian Independence Day. The artists can be viewed while at work inside the Goldenberg Galleria and the Davis Courtyard on both Wednesday and Thursday from 12 p.m. through 2 p.m.

The “Art of Rangoli” is presented by Malathi Iyengar, Suresh Iyengar and Lakshmi Iyengar with the assistance of Vyshnavi Aysola and Ashley Starkey. The artworks created by these artists will be on display through Aug. 18 during regular museum hours, which can be found here.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from noon to 2 p.m. on each day.