Artistic Celebrations in India: 5 Must-See Events in February 2023

Are you an art lover searching for the latest and greatest artistic events happening in India? Look no further! February 2023 is set to be a month of artistic delight with a diverse range of events showcasing the talent and creativity of Indian artists. From paintings and sculptures to dance and music, there is something for everyone. Join us as we take a journey through India's vibrant artistic landscape and discover the top 5 events not to be missed in February 2023.


1. Suraj Kund Craft Mela

Suraj Kund International Craft Mela
Suraj Kund International Craft 2022. Source: TravelTriangle


Handicrafts, handlooms, and rhythms of India come into the limelight in Suraj Kund Craft Mela. The Haryana Government, with the Suraj Kund Mela authority, has been the recent organizer of the Mela. Our native artists are not the only ones who exhibit their works; artisans from all SAARC nations become a part of the global platform every year. The 36th Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2023 will be arranged in Faridabad from 3 Feb to 19 Feb.


2. Kala Ghoda Art Festival

Mumbai’s Kala Ghoda Festival 2023
Mumbai’s Kala Ghoda Fest

One of the famous festivals that always attracts people from all across the world is South Mumbai’s Kala Ghoda Art festival. Visual art, theatre, music, and street plays are some of the hallmarks of the Kala Ghoda Fest. This 10-day event is open to all and free of charge. Since its inception in 1999, the event has become the epicenter of myriad cultural activities. This year the event will be held between 4th Feb to 13th Feb. 


3. India Art Fair 

India Art Fair, New Delhi
India Art Fair 2018

Delhi’s India Art fair is a must-visit for every art lover. It is a perfect platform to explore some awe-inspiring contemporary art. Last year, 60 galleries came together, and 14 institutional participants contributed to the event. On the displays were the works of M F Hussain, Bharti Kher, and Jitish Kallat, among other creators. This year too, the NSIC Exhibition, Okhla will be thronged by aesthetes and art enthusiasts from 9 Feb to 12 Feb.


4. Taj Mahotsav

The Taj Mahal, Agra
Taj Mahal, Agra

Do you know that around 400 artisans from various parts of India come together to display their artwork in Taj Mahotsav? Agra's much-awaited fest is held between the 18th to 27th Feb every year. The creative art, numerous cuisines, and performances by national and International artists draw a lot of attention from people across the world.


5. Konark Festival

Dancers at the Konark Festival
Dancers against the backdrop of the Sun Temple


The 5-day Dance festival, against the backdrop of the Sun Temple, is a major attraction for cultural enthusiasts. A large part of the festival centers around local art and crafts of Odisha. Since its commencement in 1986, the fest never fails to enthral its visitors and audience. What is more? The International sand festival (where skillful sand artist showcase their talent) is also celebrated, along with Konark Fest.




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