The studio at Garhi established in the year 1976, was named Kala Kuteer to meet the needs of practising artists. The entire complex is located on the premises of a heritage site, locally known as Village Gargi Zharia Maria, Delhi. The existing land of four acres was allotted to the Lalit Kala Akademi for establishing its Regional Centre at Garhi. The land for the Centre was allotted by the Delhi Development Authority for promotion of Art activities. The Centre undertakes art activities of the surrounding regions of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Delhi from this Centre.

The Garhi studio was given a Regional Centre status in the year 2000. The first Director of the Centre was Prof. Sankho Chaudhuri, and the first Regional Secretary was Mr. Ramakrishna Vedala.