Founded in 2011, the India Art Festival is a contemporary art fair that creates a space for dialogue and collaborations between artists of every kind, galleries, art dealers, buyers and lovers. They provide a platform for emerging independent artists across the country to showcase their talents alongside established, reputed artists.
Mumbai Art Fair
The Mumbai Art Fair is hosted at the Nehru Centre and provides a platform for urban and rural artists to come together and showcase their work. They specially focus on independent artists who don’t have agency or gallery representation who want to exhibit their work for buyers and art connoisseurs. Their range of art showcases from paintings, sculptures and photographs to art prints and ceramics. There are also performances, poetry recitations and a showcase of performing arts at the adjoining auditorium during the Art Fair.
Since 2014, the St+Art Foundation has been making efforts to change that by bringing art out of the galleries and into the streets. Over the years they’ve been the instigators and facilitators of Mumbai’s most iconic street art and installations and theirs is probably the only street art festival in the country. Over 3 months, 30 international and local artists hit the cities iconic spots like Dharavi and Bandra and brightened up some dull spaces. It also included the ‘Sassoon Art Project’ walk through exhibition at Sassoon Docks in Colaba. St+art has changed the way we look at murals and street art, and we can’t wait to see what they do next.
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
A nine-day-long annual festival, the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is one of the highly awaited events for the city. Their programmes include a variety of events and activities across a variety of mediums and the beautiful open-air art installations enthral us all. It’s more of an arts and cultural celebration with something for everyone to enjoy, including children, like cinema, dance, heritage walks, workshops, food, theatre and the visual arts.
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