Kala Ghoda Art Festival-2011
This was my second time visit to the awesome kala ghoda art festival.
Last year i just went there and missed a camera with me(i dint have camera then), but this year the scene was different..i was there for 2 days and clicked pics to my hearts content 😀
Got chance to listen Rekha Bhardwaj music night and wonderful performances by various dance groups in Mumbai!
Had great time with one of my favorite photographers Daniel Joshi, his work is exhibited there(must visit).
Here is a glimpse:
Here are some facts abt Kala Ghoda Art festival:(courtsey wikipedia)
From its inception in 1999, the Festival has grown in stature and popularity, attracting visitors and participants from other parts of the country, and the world.
The Festival is organised by the Kala Ghoda Association (a non-profit organisation that states its objectives as “physically upgrading the Kala Ghoda sub-precinct and making it the Art District of Mumbai”) and curated by teams handling each of the sub-festivals.
The sub-festivals feature the visual arts, dance, music, theatre, cinema, literature, lectures, seminars and workshops, heritage walks, special events for children, and a vibrant street festival. Entry to all events is free to all (only restricted by the size of the venues) and costs are met through corporate sponsorship. Venues include The Jehangir Art Gallery, The National Gallery of Modern Art, the David Sassoon Library, Max Mueller Bhavan, Elphinstone College, the K R Cama Institute, the M C Ghia Hall, and the street area of Rampart Row. Rampart Row is closed off to vehicular traffic for the duration of the festival, with the entire area becoming a street mela, with food stalls, artisans selling their creations, artists who sketch instant portraits, street art installations and the like. In recent years, the Festival has expanded beyond the Kala Ghoda crescent, with events being held in Azad Maidan and Horniman Circle as well.