Serendipity Arts Festival returns in December to celebrate traditional textiles

The Serendipity Arts Festival returns to Goa this December for its third edition and, this time, a special focus will be placed on traditional textiles as well as an array of art forms.

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From December 15 to 22, a number of venues in Goa over a 2.2km stretch will host the Serendipity Arts Festival. This time, new creators will take part in a range of projects that span over a number of artistic disciplines including textile art.

In collaboration with Mojarto for the second year in a row, the festival will be giving awards to artists in a number of categories, one of which being traditional textile arts. Award winners will be given a prize of six lakh rupees each and other categories include public art projects, visual arts, and culinary art. The second edition of the Arts Spectrum Awards, South Asia (ASASA) will also take place a day before the festival kicks off and it will be held on the banks of the Mandovi River in Panaji, Goa.

The eight day festival will celebrate 175 years of Panjim, the capital of the state of Goa. Smriti Rajgarhia, the Director of the Serendipity Arts Festival and Foundation said about the upcoming event in a press release: “The festival believes in collaboration and creating platforms to reassert the value of the arts, and we do hope that the second edition of ASASA and the third edition of Serendipity will see a rich gathering of people from different parts of India come together to celebrate the culture of the subcontinent.”

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