The Hindustan Times Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, now in its 17th year, needs no introduction. It is the 2nd largest art festival after the Edinburgh Art Festival, with a purpose of promoting art in India and celebrating its deep connection with the city of Mumbai, the festival this year is themed “Sparsh”.
This kaleidoscope of music, dance, theatre, literature, street stalls, films, workshops for adults and children, visual arts, and heritage walks is celebrated by the whole city of Mumbai every year. The remarkable displays and spectacles of recycled marvels, creative talents and incredible Indian artifacts, keep everyone in a state of awe and admiration.
A series of astounding images are displayed at the entrance of the festival, taking us back to familiar places and everyday faces, getting you into the mood to enjoy and appreciate the festival for what it is.
One-of-a-kind creative art installations are at every nook and corner, each one conveying a significant message.
Scroll down to see some of the beautiful work of art that people bought to the festival this year.
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Arishi: Classy and authentic creations that take you on a trip through Gujarat’s rich culture and heritage. Beautiful pure silk scarves and kurtas with Modern silhouettes were what we loved from her displays.
Maya Bazaar Jewelry: Striking traditional jewelry made of colorful beads, thread, brass and semi-precious stones, is what drew us in. Her jewelry pieces revive the forgotten form of cloth knotting. It gives a contemporary yet edgy style quotient.
Art and Light:Home décor inspired by an amalgamation of vintage and royals prints and colours. From vintage looking pink roses to paintings of kings and queens adorned in fine clothing.
Anup’s Antique Jewelry: Artistic and clever use of vintage old coins from around the globe and rudraksh beads create unique pieces of fun jewelry unlike any other. Anup Mastakar range of fashion pins, brooches, armlets, pendants and hand painted ties are what you should get your hands on.
Graphic Curry: Not unknown to many, the extremely creative and artistic team of Graphic Curry showcases their brilliant work yet another year at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.
Go on guys, rush to Kala Ghoda and be a part of the amazing festival before the 15th of February!