Behala Art Fest
Kolkata, West Bengal

Behala Art Fest

Behala Art Fest

Behala Art Fest (BAF) is a curated, multidisciplinary art festival that enables artists from diverse backgrounds to connect and showcase art outside traditional gallery spaces. In 2020, a local club in Behala launched the festival with the backing of renowned visual artist Sanatan Dinda. Since then, the Behala Art Fest Committee has organised four successful editions of the festival, with the latest one held between 2 and 5 Feb 2023.

The festival explores different genres, from installation to performance art, to communicate with the common man and create community art. Over the years, more than 150 artists from various backgrounds and disciplines have participated in the festival. By providing a platform for artists to connect and collaborate, BAF creates a vibrant atmosphere that encourages expression, participation, interaction and dialogue with the audience. The festival transforms parking spaces, walls of homes, market spaces, rickshaw stands and walkways into display arenas for art, subverting the idea of art as an elitist preoccupation and making it more inclusive and accessible. This year’s festival showcased over 50 artists, including Sanatan Dinda, Samindranath Majumdar, Debraj Goswami, Puspen Roy, Snehasis Maity, among others.

Check out more art festivals here.


How To Get There

How to Reach Kolkata

1. By Air: The Kolkata international airport, better known as the Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, is located at Dumdum. It connects Kolkata with all the major cities of the country as well as the world.
Discover affordable flights to Kolkata on IndiGo.

2. By Rail: The Howrah and Sealdah railway stations are the two major railheads situated in the city. Both these stations are well connected to all the important cities of the country.

3. By Road: The West Bengal state buses and various private buses travel to and from different parts of the country at a reasonable cost. Some places near Kolkata are Sunderbans (112 km), Puri (495 km), Konark (571 km) and Darjeeling (624 km).

Source: Goibibo


  • Eco-friendly
  • Pet-friendly


  • Unisex toilets
  • Wheelchair access

Covid Safety

  • Limited capacity
  • Sanitiser booths

Items & Accessories To Carry

1. Make sure you carry light woolens and a shawl to tackle the December chill in West Bengal

2. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations, and if the venue allows bottles to be taken inside the festival site. Hey, let’s do our bit for the environment, shall we?

3. Footwear: Sneakers (a perfect option if it’s not likely to rain) or thick sandals or chappals (but make sure they are worn in).

4. As you can camp, carry a sleeping bag and mosquito nets/repellants.

5. If you are an international traveller, the festival needs a copy of your passport and valid visa, with two passport size photographs.

6. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.

Connect Online


About Behala Art Fest Committee

Read More
Behala Art Fest Logo

Behala Art Fest Committee

Artist Sanatan Dinda and a group of ten art enthusiasts from different fields came…

Contact Details
Phone No +91-9051096333
Address G829+RFM, Roy Bahadur Rd, Gholeshapur, Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700034


Berger Logo Berger
Essel World Logo Essel World
Sanmarg Logo Sanmarg
Alga Energy Logo Alga Energy
Senco Logo Senco


Essel World Logo Essel World
Berger Logo Berger


  • Festivals From India is not associated with ticketing, merchandising and refund matters of any Festival organised by Festival Organisers. Festivals From India shall not be responsible for any conflict between a User and Festival Organiser in matters related to ticketing, merchandising and refund matters of any Festival.
  • The date / timings / artist line-up of any Festival may change as per the Festival Organiser’s discretion and Festivals From India has no control over such changes.
  • For the registration of a Festival, the Users will be redirected to the website of such Festival or to any third party website under the discretion / arrangement of Festival Organisers. Once a User has completed their registration for a Festival, they will receive their registration confirmation by email from the Festival Organisers or the third party websites where the event registration is hosted. Users are advised to enter their valid email correctly on the registration form. Users may also check their junk / spam email box in case any of their Festival email(s) are caught by spam filters.
  • Events are marked COVID safe based on self-declarations made by the festival organiser regarding compliance with government/local authority COVID-19 protocols. Festivals From India shall have no liability as to the actual compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

Additional Terms for Digital Festivals

  • Users may face interruptions during the course of the live stream due to internet connectivity issues. Neither Festivals From India nor the Festival Organiser is responsible for such interruptions.
  • The Digital Festival / Event may have interactive elements and will involve participation from the Users.

Sign up for our newsletter!

Get all things festivals, straight to your inbox.

To get customised information please select your preferences
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Share on