Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2023: Theme, Venue, and Program Schedule

Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2023
Kala Ghoda District Famous For:

The Kala Ghoda Art Festival is a not-for-profit organisation. The event is named after Edward VII's blackish equestrian monument, which was once placed in Mumbai's fort area. The Kala Ghoda district is well-known for its dense concentration of architectural heritage, art and cultural places like as museums, art galleries, shops, cafés, and academic institutions. The district draws a diverse range of creative talent, including cuisine connoisseurs, fashion designers, and architecture lovers. The unceasing bustle of historical enthusiasts is a tribute to the precinct's long history.

When is Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2023?

In 1999, the Association launched the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai's inaugural multi-disciplinary street art festival. The festival has now developed into a nine-day arts festival that now appears on the calendars of art enthusiasts all throughout the country. Every year, in February, from the first Saturday until the second Sunday. The Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2023 will take place from the 4th to the 12th of February.

This multi-cultural celebration has evolved into the largest street festival in the last two decades, with no admission fees for attendees. The festival currently draws enormous crowds from all around the country and the world, not just from the city.

What is the Aim of Celebrating Kala Ghoda Art Festival?

Conserve and renovate Mumbai's heritage arts district in cooperation with local authorities. Through platforms like festivals and events, Kala Ghoda Association aims to create and spread multicultural awareness, especially among those who have limited access to culture.

Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2023 Program Timing / Schedule: 

The event is traditionally held in February & will last for 9 days. Across the festival, visitors may expect to experience a wide range of exhibitions, performances, seminars, and history walks. The Kala Ghoda Festival is going to take place from February 4th to February 12th, 2023. It is open between 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2023 Complete Schedule: Check out the complete schedule of the Kala Ghoda Art Fest 2023 here - Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2023 Schedule

Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2023 Theme and Verticals (Program):

The theme for Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2023 is 'Past > Forward,' that will be reflected in the many events and workshops offered across 14 verticals over the nine-day event, including music, dance, visual arts, theatre, cinema, literature, gastronomy, urban design, architecture, comedy, street art, and more.

Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2023 Venues:

All the events of Kala Ghoda Art Fest 2023 will be hosted at some of Kala Ghoda’s iconic venues: K Dubash Marg or Rampart Row, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sagrahalay, YB Chavan Centre, Cross Maidan, Cooperage Bandstand, National Gallery of Modern Art, Max Mueller Bhavan, Kitab Khana, IF.BE, Ministry of New, Café Knead, Smoke House Deli, Sequel, Ideal Corner, Blue Tokai, and I45 Kalaghoda, to name a few. You can check out the below given image for all the venues of Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2023 –
KGA 2023 Venue Map
 Children Workshops
  • Atelier Gallery, Hargovindas Bldg., K Dubash Marg
 Children’s Literature
  • Kitab Khana

  • Rangaswar Auditorium (YCC)
  • Main Auditorium (YCC)
  • Cross Maidan
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Centre
  • National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Cooperage Bandstand Garden

  • Cross Maidan
  • Bombay Natural History Society
  • Cooperage Bandstand Garden

  • Cross Maidan
 Stand-Up Comedy
  • 145 Kalaghoda

  • Rampart Row
  • Cooperage Bandstand Garden
  • CSMVS – Farmer’s Market
  • National Gallery of Modern Art
  • CSMVS Main Lawn
  • Bombay Natural History Society
  • IF.BE, Ballard Estate

  • Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)
  • National Gallery of Modern Art
 Heritage Walks
  • Kalaghoda Precinct
  • Khaki Lab, 3rd Floor, Hari Chambers, Above Gateway Taproom, SBS Marg, Fort

  • Cooperage Bandstand
  • CSMVS Children’s Museum
  • Cafe Knead
  • Smoke House Deli, Colaba
  • Ministry of New
  • Sequel
  • Ideal Corner
  • Blue Tokai
  • IF.BE, Ballard Estate
 Urban Design & Architecture
  • Sassoon Dock
  • Max Mueller Bhavan
  • IF.BE, Ballard Estate
  • Durbar Hall, Asiatic Library
  • Oval Maidan

Kala Ghoda Art Galleries:

Through the renting of exhibition spaces, the Kala Ghoda Association supports the efforts of emerging artists. To fulfill this purpose, they have two offerings i.e., Rampart Gallery, and Art Entrance Gallery.

1. Art Entrance Gallery: The Art Entrance Gallery is the foyer area of the Army & Navy Building, made accessible to the KGA by the TATA Group for the goal of exhibits to stimulate and give space for art collections, as well as a platform for emerging artists. Booking of exhibitions for paintings, sculptures, and pottery is permitted and may be acquired by the individual purchasers on the closing day of the Exhibition. For reservation/booking information, please call 9892671581 or 9167103585.

2. Rampart Gallery: This area, situated on the sidewalk opposite the entrance to the Jehangir Art Gallery and extending towards the entrance to the Max Muller Bhavan, was renovated and renamed the "RAMPART GALLERY" in 2014. Except for the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, the gallery space may be rented on a daily basis. The Rampart Gallery is closed from June to August each year. For reservation/booking information, please call 9892671581 or 9167103585.

Source and Images Credit: The Kala Ghoda Association’s Official Website

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