Thane keeping its tradition of hosting exclusive events in and around the city is going to be buzzed up with yet another event the Upvan Arts Festival. Sponsored by MTDC along with event partners TMC and hospitality sponsors Fortune this mega event is going to be first of its kind. Organizers have tastefully chosen Upvan Lake as the venue for this extra ordinary event of music, art and artistic happenings in the heart of the city. This sprawling lake one of the biggest in Thane is surrounded by picturesque Yeoor hills at its backdrop. It’s a huge site spread on a fifteen acres easily accessible from eastern express highway.
No doubt Thane is going to get transformed into an art city during this festival, which will be conducted in the second week of January 2014 lasting for three days 10th, 11th and 12th Great shows of live concerts and artistic performances will be distributed on well decorated stages, which can accommodate thousands of viewers. This exotic well organized event is going to break the records of all individual events organized earlier in Thane. Rightfully it can be mentioned as a Mega event of art, music, culinary art and an exhibition of exclusive handicrafts selected from worldwide places. The idea of sponsoring such a massive event came forward from the residents and art lovers of Thane.
Three days of the art festival are dedicated to three different themes of the festival. Day one is specially kept for the maestros of our time like Ustad Zakir Hussain who will be presenting his unbelievable skills on Tabla. U Srinivas with mandolin, V Selva Ganesh and Rakesh Chaurasia with his magical flute. Day two is reserved for Indian classical singers like Roop Kumar Rathod, Ranjani Gayatri and Rashid Khan. Day three will be day of the popular devotional singers who are rarely seen in live concerts. Apart from entertainment the festival is basically aimed at promoting cultural and art related concepts in the region and attract foreign artists, so that there can be interaction and exchange of views.
In order to make this arts festival in Thane complete in all respects the organizers have added flavor to the basic event by arranging workshops for children, workshops for artists, food stalls and exhibition cum sale. Talent hunt drive will be testing your competence in music and art through auditions. A quick tour of culinary art introducing new trends in cooking and offering culinary delights of many countries is going to attract all those, who are related with this field. And last but not the least a great opportunity to pick some of the selected handicraft items made by key craftsman around the world, is waiting at the Upvan Arts Festival. Community carnival in the festival will present entertainment cum cultural mix of dance forms from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Odiya, Asamese and Punjabi. This festival introduced for the first time is going to be a great success due to its variety and diversity.
Tickets for this mega event in Thane can be purchased at one of the venues located between Dadar and Thane. Detailed addresses where tickets can be purchased are displayed on the website Upvan arts festival. Otherwise you can book them by telephone also. If you are coming from a distant place then Thane will welcome you with its plenty of accommodations, whereas hotels like United-21 will provide you with an excellent ambience and world class service.