Cochin is regarded as the hub of all art related activities in Kerala. There are many art galleries in Kochi city. With the art calendar of Kochi usually full of events, seminars and painting exhibitions the year round, most of these galleries are making a decent profit. In case of paintings, it's not just the locals who are doing all the buying. Since Cochin happens to be a major trade-cum-tourism center in Kerala, the bulk of the art works is purchased by tourists.