Imagine a two-acre garden with art sculptures, scores of watering spots for horses and children and women making colourful handbags amidst green hills. The idyllic picture gets better when you know the handbags are being made from recycled waste.
This summer vacation, the weekend gateway of Matheran has more to offer – from May 21 to 25, the hill station will host an eco-friendly arts and culture fest, the Matheran Green Festival.
From art installations, paintings, graffiti, performing arts, music, photography exhibitions to film screenings and more, the festival has a lot to offer. The brainchild of New Bombay Design, a design firm, it is being organised with the help of the Matheran Municipal Corporation and Matheran Pratishthan, an NGO. Kala Nirvana, an organisation dedicated to art residency, is curating the event.