The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is one of the city’s annual activities held to maintain and preserve the cultural heritage of the South of Mumbai. Since its inception in 1999, the Kala Ghoda Association hosts the festival. Noted as the country’s largest event, it is considered as the celebration of various cultures. The melting pot of talents and traditions like handicrafts, pottery, traditional events, music and dance, it is the coming together of each of these components that make it that much more interesting. The festival attracts thousands of visitors not just from the city but the country. International tourists enjoy the festival just as much, making this event more of an international attraction.
The KGAF 2015 is the 14th edition of this festival is a beautiful culmination of the brilliant colours and flavours so particular to the much loved city of Mumbai. Many musicians, artists, and designers are provided with a platform so they can showcase their unique talent to people without any kind of hassles. Their art needs no validation as their portfolios are well up on the stalls and you can see the brilliance at display. The streets are lit up with every colour possible and art enthusiasts throng to the festival arena. The festival also showcases some of the most complicated artwork brought together by the simplest raw material like used bottles, aluminium foil, tea cups and other such things. The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival opens your eyes to the wonderment of things that can be done with use of the most basic material we generally don’t think much of before tossing into the bin.
The culture of Mumbai cannot be displayed without the inclusion of one of the most important elements of this city, food! You can expect quite an intriguing gastronomical experience as you step into the KGAF 2015 arena. The array of delectable foods is certainly impressive and the air is thick with the beautiful fragrance of delicious foods. Make way to the food stalls once you have had your fill of the beautiful arts and crafts on display. You can meet the artists and have them explain their work to you if you are stuck at a particular art form. A weekend full of music, colours, art and laughter, quite befitting to pen down in your scrapbooks!