Visual treat for art connoisseurs at the Mumbai art festival

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Mumbai, Feb.9 (ANI): The nine-day ongoing annual art festival here is drawing a good response with art lovers along with international tourists visiting in big numbers.

Having commenced on Feb.6, Kala Ghoda festival is showcasing vibrant forms of art forms scattered over the lanes and sidewalks of the Kala Ghoda street of Mumbai city.

Animal structures on the road, colourful hangings; like balls and bells from the tree, 3D paintings on the road and photography exhibited on the sidewalks mark the festival which has attracted enthusiasts from different parts of the world.

"The art in India is exceptional but it is also nice to see modern art as well. Often you get opportunity to see traditional art and that is fabulous and that is what we hope to see today. It's been specially nice to be here and see some modern expression of art and see that they are also unique and socially relevant and have something to say," said Professor Jeniffer Kuster, a Canadian national, on Monday.

The festival, a brainchild of a voluntary organisation named 'Kala Ghoda', is aimed to give a platform to the artistes to display their creative expression.

Indian artistes here have chosen to use this opportunity to raise awareness about environmental issues.

"I want to give people a message that they should make efforts to save the earth, that is what my art says," said Sachin, an Indian artiste.

Apart from art, the vibrant street festival would also showcase dance, music, theatre, cinema, literature, lectures, seminars and workshops on various social issues. By Ritvik (ANI)

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