MTDC associates with BMC to promote the Kala Ghoda open art gallery

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~The Kala Ghoda open art gallery showcases the arts and culture of Maharashtra~

Mumbai, 8th November 2017: Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and BMC are introducing the Kala Ghoda open art gallery to create buzz and inspire more artists to participate and showcase their talent. The Gallery will open on 19th November 2017 from 10am to 7pm onwards and every Sunday the visitors can explore the diverse offerings of the State. The announcement was made in the meeting held today at BMC office in the presence of Shri. Nitin Gadre ,(IAS),Principal Secretary ,Tourism & Culture ,Government of Maharashtra ,Shri .Abasaheb Jarad, Additional Commissioner , Smt ,Swati Kale ,General Manager ,MTDC and other Stakeholders .

The upcoming performers will get an opportunity to display their art in the gallery. The 250-metre long stretch on Kaikashru Dubash Marg at Kala Ghoda provided as the site for this weekly event will accommodate 15 to 21 stalls. Through this initiative, MTDC along with BMC intend to make use of these open spaces as a platform for public participation which will also include music and dance performances depicting folk, traditional and classical art forms. Other arts forms like Warli Paintings, Heritage & art walk, Robotic world, will depict the culture of robotics in this modern era along with activities like puppet making and puppet shows which portrays the social issues among others.

This initiative was started by BMC is 2016 but with their collaboration with MTDC, the hope is to make this event even bigger and offer Mumbaikars an exciting way to relish their weekends. The Mumbai Darshan Bus will also take a tour to the Kala Godha Art Gallery for the travellers to get a sense of Mumbai streets.

Commenting on the occasion, Shri.Nitin Gadre, (IAS), Principal Secretary,Tourism & Culture Stated ,”The aim of this initiative – Kala Ghoda Open Art Gallery is to encourage our state’s art and culture through shows and acts. The performers will get a stage to showcase their artforms and talents. We are optimistic towards making the Kala Ghoda open art gallery as trendy as Mumbai’s ‘Times Square’. The goal of the initiative will enable artists to rent a 15×15-foot boxes at a nominal fee which will be open to people across the state to boost tourism.”