Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Mumbai 2016

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival this year will open doors from Saturday 6th February to Wednesday 17th February 2016 (Extended by three days at Cross Maidan for Make In India Festival). With a kaleidoscope of music, dance, theatre, literature, food, street stalls, cinema, workshops, visual arts, urban design and architecture and heritage walks in store, this 12-day extravaganza promises a cultural palate like never before witnessed!

  • The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is a community celebration of the arts within one of the most beautiful and historic precincts of Mumbai, The Kala Ghoda Art District.
  • It is open to all, free of charge.
  • The Festival has grown exponentially, and is hugely successful, drawing over 150,000 people from all over the city to KGAF 2015 hosted a total of 590 events over 9 days.
  • Funds raised from the festival go towards the restoration and upkeep of the area. Several heritage buildings and institutions in the area have benefited from this.


Dates : KGAF 2016 from Saturday 06 to Sunday 14 February 2016
Make In India Festival from Saturday 13 to Wednesday 17 February 2016

Time : 5.00 PM to 10.00 PM all days

The dance and music program for the KGAF till February 14, 2016 has been extended by three days February 15, 16 & 17, 2016 The program has been finalised in consultation with the Ministry of Culture, Government of Maharashtra.

Kala Ghoda Association's (KGA) involvement with the Make in India program in Mumbai at Cross Maidan will include cultural music and dance programs which will be extended till the 17th of February, to incorporate the MAKE IN INDIA program. Along with this, for the first time, we will have a curated Food Festival showcasing the various cuisines and food products both international and domestic. There will also be NGO participation.

KGA will also provide Visual Arts installations at key areas of the city with the focus on Make in India.

Our Food Festival will display varied Indian cuisines with traditional recipes reflecting regional cultures. The food market place will also have products from local entrepreneurs as well as NGOs. There will also be international cuisine reflecting Mumbai's character as an international financial hub. This will be a veritable foodie paradise that one can enjoy while watching music and dance at Cross Maidan.

Visual arts, curated on site by the KGAF Visual Arts team, will be on display too at Cross Maidan in keeping with the theme.

Festival Venues:

Lawns of (CSMVS), The Museum Mumbai
Kitab Khana at Somaiya Bhavan

Children's Literature
Kitab Khana at Somaiya Bhavan

Cross Maidan
Dance Workshops are at Somaiya Centre, Somaiya Bhavan

The Coomaraswamy Hall and The Visitor Center at (CSMVS), The Museum Mumbai,
Auditorium at Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)

Restaurants in the district
Food stalls at Rampart Road and Cross Maidan

DSL Garden
Artist's Center
Author's Lounge at Serafina
Seminar Hall of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Stand-Up Comedy
Irish House

Street & Stalls
Rampart Row
Cross Maidan

Cross Maidan
Steps of the Asiatic Society Library (Town Hall)

Visual Arts
Rampart Gallery
Lawns of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Gallery 7
Art Entrance
Artists' Centre
Coomaraswamy Hall
Cross Maidan
DSL Garden
Tarq for Art Talks

Somaiya Centre
Artisan's and Artists' Centre

Horniman Circle Garden
Auditorium at NGMA (National Gallery of Modern Art)
M. C. Ghia Hall at Kaikashru Dubash Marg,
Stand up comedy at Irish House at Kaikashru Dubash Marg
Gallery Beyond

Urban Design & Architecture
Library at Max Muller Bhavan
Art Entrance Art Gallery

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Mumbai 2016