Mumbai, January 09, 2024.

Asia’s largest multidisciplinary street arts’ festival, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (KGAF), is set to return for its 24th edition, transforming the heart of Mumbai into a vibrant hub of arts, crafts, and creativity from January 20th to January 28th, 2024. Themed ‘Udaan’, this annual extravaganza, organised by Kala Ghoda Association, promises to be a grand celebration of diverse artistic expressions and cultural heritage. Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2024 will also be part of the much-anticipated Mumbai Festival 2024 – a cultural initiative by the Government of Maharashtra. This edition is presented by India Exim Bank, and in association with Milton and Smirnoff Lemon Pop.

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival has established itself as a cornerstone event in Mumbai’s cultural calendar. Held in and around the iconic Kala Ghoda precinct in South Mumbai, the festival aims to spread awareness of the arts among people with limited access and exposure to culture. What started as a local event in 1999 has grown into one of India’s longest-running and most prominent neighbourhood festivals, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from Mumbai and beyond.

With more than 300 programmes across 14 verticals, the festival brings together more than 15 venues in the precinct to bring alive the edition. The festival, over 24 years, has become an annual tradition on the calendars of art enthusiasts, performers, and curious minds who can immerse themselves in a rich array of artistic expressions. Verticals at the Festival include visual arts, dance, music, theatre, literature, heritage walks, urban design & architecture, stand-up among others.

Speaking about the upcoming edition, Brinda Miller – Chairperson of Kala Ghoda Association and Festival Director, shares, “We are happy to bring the 24th edition to the streets of Kala Ghoda. This year, we have joined hands with the Mumbai Festival, a cultural extravaganza by the Government of Maharashtra. The edition, like each year, promises a plethora of unique art forms from across the country. We are also excited that the Literature section comes back to the David Sassoon Library after its restoration. As always, with the support of the BMC, this edition also has much to offer enthusiasts of varied art forms.”