Anupam Kher, Prakash Jha and Vishal & Shekhar will be seen at the Kala Ghoda Art Festival

Madhura Sansare & Sunil Sunder Kirpalani, Vogue+ Mumbai | Feb 12, 2012

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The Kala Ghoda Art Festival has been the epicenter of art and culture for the city of Mumbai. Vogue+ Correspondents Madhura Sansare & Sunil Sunder Kirpalani discovers this age-old tradition of the city’s culture.

The Kala Ghoda Art Festival is the Mecca of all arts and culture enthusiasts in Mumbai. Artists are encouraged to display their works at this crescent-shaped precinct every year. Tourists and locals alike, of all ages, flock to take a sip out of the vast variety of culture that the city provides.

The Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2012 has left no stone unturned to guarantee its visitors the experience of a lifetime. The Festival commenced on the 4 February, 2012 and will carry on till the 12February 2012. Ablaze with life and celebration, the Art Festival has taken care that the visitor will feel involved here. For example, there is A Wishing Tree. Anyone can pen down their wish on a piece of cardboard, and hang it up on this tree for all to see. A maze made of trashed Bisleri bottles, a Volkswagen Beetle made out of scrap metal and huge structure of a crow, depicting the poetic similarity between man and crow, adorn the main area of the precinct.

The Art Festival attracted a lot of artists this year as well. The launch of the festival witnessed Leslie Lewis, of The Colonial Cousins fame, along with director Sujoy Ghosh and music director Ram Sampath. On later days, celebrities like Shabana Azmi and Shazahn Padamsee were also seen.

The last day of the Festival promises to end with a bang. Celebs like Anupam Kher, renowned director Prakash Jha, and music director duo Vishal and Shekhar will participate and share their knowledge in the last few events of the this year’s Kala Ghoda Art Festival. It is truly a golden opportunity for any budding artist, director and musician to learn from the best.