People throng Mumbai's nine-day Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
The nine-day (February 2-10) Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (KGAF) has become a popular annual event with several thousand people visiting it every day this year. With a free entry and additional events for children, a mixed crowd is being seen in the festival this time.
According to the organisers, KGAF has opened novel creative vistas for children to enrich their minds with thoughts from literary greats. “Since we have managed to add four to five more locations, the festival is better spaced out and people can take a better view at the installations. We also thought of having more installations as people relate to visuals more. The idea to have workshop for kids was to get into them the idea of learning,” said Brinda Miller of the Kala Ghoda Association.
The festival's website informs that Kala Ghoda Association – an NGO - was formed in 1999 with an objective of “physically upgrading the Kala Ghoda sub-precinct and making it the Art District of Mumbai”. Now in its 14th edition, the festival draws thousands of visitors, not just from the city but from all over the country and the world.
Over the years, KGAF has become a kaleidoscope of music, dance, theatre, literature, street stalls, films, workshops for adults and children, visual arts and heritage walks, it is said.