With celebrations spread out over a period of 9 days, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival has gained immense popularity right from its inception in 1999. It is organized by a non-profit organization called Kala Ghoda Association and takes place in the Kala Ghoda area of South Mumbai. The name Kala Ghoda means Black Horse, it was named after the presence of the black stone statue of King Edward VII mounted on a horse that was built by Jewish businessman and philanthropist Albert Abdullah David Sassoon. It is scheduled to take place from the 1st Saturday of February to the 2nd Sunday of February every year.
The festival is divided into 12 sections which are supervised by the assigned authorities. Some of the sections are dance, music, theatre, visual arts, cinema, heritage walks, etc. It attracts a large number of artists and art lovers from around the globe. It has gained fame in the years that have gone by due to the magnanimity of the talent and the upward graph of modern art. The entry is kept free and all the expenses are covered by corporate loans. It can be referred to as the union of the artistic ideas and thoughts and the canvas for their output.
The success and reach of this event have inspired the birth of several versatile art forms. It has brought recognition to many people and has emerged successful in keeping unique forms of art alive.
The venue of Event: Kala Ghoda
How to Reach:
- Take the local train to CST, take an auto from there or you can even walk, the distance is 1 km
- Take an auto-rickshaw or local taxi