The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival,now in its 16th 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 15 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.
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 year's festival are February 1 to February 9, 2014.
The Kala Ghoda Art Centre occupies a pivotal location within Fort, and is on the tourist circuit of the Taj Mahal Hotel - Gateway of India - Flora Fountain and The Asiatic Library. With a combined total of almost 1,10,000 sq. ft of existing indoor gallery space, the Kala Ghoda Precinct has an existing critical mass of art galleries, museums, and cultural spaces unrivalled in all of India, and perhaps comparable to art districts in other parts of the world. To this could be added an additional mass of outdoor pavement galleries on Rampart Row and potential exhibition space within the covered arcades to make the Kala Ghoda area a veritable ‘Urban Museum’. Such a phenomenal ensemble of art functions within one concentrated zone, offers tremendous avenues for future development and, added to this the support infrastructure of existing lecture halls, convocation halls, and conference facilities offered by The Mumbai University, Elphinstone College, and other neighbouring institutions, gives Kala Ghoda a unique place in the world of art and culture. There are also many locational advantages that contribute to the special character of the Kala Ghoda Art District.