We all must have visited fairs at some point of our lives, it may be a small local fair .The glimpses we remember of the fair may include several different types of stalls selling different accessories and we trying to get the best piece at the best price, Joyful music and dance and not to forget the best and tasty street food which we can’t avoid eating. Art fairs are very vibrant and full of energy. Today I am sharing with you some of the most significant and the best art fairs in India.
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
Is the country’s largest multicultural festival. It is a annual event which lasts for nine days starting on the first Saturday of February and always closes on the second Sunday in February.Everyday the event is held from 10AM to 10PM.
The stalls and art installations are put up adjacent to the Jehangir Art Gallery. The other venues include Kala Ghoda National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), the garden at David Sassoon Library, the lawns and auditoriums at the CSMVS, The Museum, the Cross Maidan, the Horniman Circle garden, the MC Ghia Hall, Navy Building, the Max Mueller Bhavan (MMB)
The festival is open to all and is free of cost. The festival covers many categories like food, dance, music, theatre, street events and other visual arts , stalls, etc.
Ellora – Ajanta International Festival
The festival is held in October or in January for three days.It aims at putting the rich cultural history of India in the spotlight.It showcases a mix of classical dance,folk performance and music organised under the backdrop of the Ellora caves.
The festival is held at Soneri Mahal Aurangabad
There are various dance performances and instrumental music and bhajans as well as game competitions.
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Indian Art Fair
It is a four day long art fair held mostly in January – February at the NSIC Exhibition grounds near Okhala Delhi.Artists from all over India and other artists from Asia and Europe participate in the fair.The art fair includes paintings,photography,mixed media,prints,drawings and video art. It also includes several exhibits and galleries and solo projects by several artists.
The fair has gained rapid popularity and has a great number of visitors.
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Delhi International Arts Festival
Is an annual arts festival, held in Delhi.Many artists from all over the world participate in the festival.The festival is a projection of brand India The event showcases different forms of art and culture with a blend of Indian, western and traditional forms of events and performances. The festival includes dance and theatre performances
The art and cultural feast is held in over 20 venues in Delhi NCR over two weeks and the event reaches out to all kinds of audiences and art connoisseurs.
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Bangalore International Arts Festival
The Bangalore International Arts Festival (BIAF) is a melange of arts,converging on a platform. The festival covers all forms of arts like music,dance,theatre,fine arts and also films.
The festival showcases established as well as local and emerging artists from all over the world.
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Surajkund Crafts Mela
The mela is a collection of vivid art,music and dance along with colorful ambiance, ethnic cuisines and immersive cultural ethos.The fair observes more than a million visitors every ear, and thousands of foreign tourists. A large number of renowned national and International artists, groups participate in the fair and showcase their skilled talent .
Serendipity Art Festival, Goa
Is one of the largest art festival in South Asian Region. The festival has various programs like workshops, special projects and others and many artists participate in the festival.The festival intends to create platform for creativity and provide the wider public with a unique source of art and culture
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Do share your experience and feedback on which is your favourite fair! and Happy painting
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