<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The open art gallery on Kaikashu Dubhash Marg at Kala Ghoda which was conceptualised and inaugurated by Yuva Sena Chief Aditya Thackeray has been receiving a lukewarm response from artists. The gallery has hardly seen any exhibitions by artists.”After a few initial successful events, the open art gallery has not elicited much response from artists,” said A-ward’s assistant municipal commissioner, Kiran Dighavkar.Now, in order to create a buzz and invite more artists, the BMC has approached the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) to introduce fresh promotional ideas.A MTDC officer on the condition of anonymity said, “The idea of the project is to promote our state’s art and culture through exhibitions and performances. The artists will get an additional open platform to showcase their art at new places. We are positive towards making the Kala Ghoda open art gallery a happening place. We will soon have meetings with our stake holders like Bombay Port Trust, hoteliers and traffic police as the road needs to be closed for the day, and other authorities before going ahead with the project.”ART ON THE STREETThe 250-metre-long stretch on Kaikashru Dubash Marg at Kala Ghoda is meant to be a venue for exhibitions by artists on Sundays.
The aim of the initiative was to enable artists to take 15×15-foot boxes on a nominal rent of Rs 400 to showcase their art at a prime location.