The foundation stone of the Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, Bhubaneswar, was laid of by Shri J.B. Pattnaik, the then Chief Minister of Odisha, on 25th January, 1984, in the presence of Shri K.K Hebbar, the then Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. This Centre was inaugurated by ShriJ.B. Pattnaik, then Chief Minister of Odisha on 12th May, 1988.The first Regional Secretary of this Centre was Shri Bipin Bihari Sahu. The Centre is certainly located from the railway station (one Km. away) and is seven Km. from the Biju Patnaik Airport.