KALA GHODA ARTS FESTIVAL

Every year, the nine day Kala Ghoda Arts Festival takes place from the first Saturday in February till the next Sunday. The dates for this years festival are February 7 to February 15, 2015. This year with our new partner Hindustan Times, we have the intention of making the festival bigger and better than before.

  • The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival,now in its 17th year, is a community celebration of the arts within one of the most beautiful and historic precincts of Mumbai, The Kala Ghoda Art District.
  • It has been held for the last 16 years , and is open to all, free of charge.
  • It has traditionally offered various programmes in Visual Art, Music, Theatre, Dance , Street Acts, Heritage Walks, Literature and Workshops for children as well as adults
  • The Festival has grown exponentially, and is hugely successful, drawing over 150,000 people from all over the city to 350 events over 9 days. Tourists from all over the world plan their trip to Mumbai to witness the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.
  • Funds raised from the festival go towards the restoration and upkeep of the area. Several heritage buildings and institutions in the area have benefited from this.
  • THE FESTIVAL VENUES

  • The Kala Ghoda festival is conducted over 9 days and across several locations.
  • Children Programs are held at:
    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya - The Museum Lawns,
    Kitab Khana
  • Dance Programs are held at:
    Cross Maidan Garden
  • Cinema programs are held at:
    Coomaraswamy Hall (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya)
    BNHS Auditorium (Bombay Natural History Society) Gallery Beyond
  • Food programs are held at:
    Westside
  • Literature programs are held at:
    David Sassoon Library Garden
    Kitab Khana
    Tarq
  • Street programs are held at:
    Rampart Row
  • Music programs are held at:
    Cross Maidan
    The Asiatic Library Steps
  • Visual Arts installations are located at:
    Rampart Gallery
    CSMVS Lawns
    Gallery 7
    Art Entrance
    Artists’ Centre
    Hacienda Art Gallery
    Gallery ICIA
    Coomaraswamy Hall
    Traffic Island
  • Workshops are held at:
    ARTISANS
    Artists’ Centre
    Gallery ICIA
  • Theatre Programs are held at:
    Horniman Circle Garden Max Mueller Bhavan, Ground Floor
    Artists’ Centre
    NGMA
    M. C. Ghia Hall
  • Urban Design & Architecture Programs are held at:
    Rampart Gallery
    Visitors Center Auditorium - CSMVS

    Download the festival map Here
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