Festival of India spreads its wings to the Town of Matthews 

After two successful years of partnership with the Town of Matthews in their cultural diversity initiatives, we are excited to announce our 3rd Regional Festival of India @ Matthews. This is intended to be a one-day event in an open setting in downtown Matthews, with focus on live performances of Indian Dance forms in the Stumptown Park. Here are key details about the festival.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024, from Noon to 6 PM
Location: Stumptown Park, 120 South Trade St., Matthews, NC 28105
Admission: Free
Parking: Ample free public parking is available around the venue site.

The key components of the event include:

  • Dance performances
  • Cultural exhibits
  • Visual art gallery and kids' interactive art corner
  • Indian Food Court & Souvenir Bazaar
  • Henna Tattoos, Saree wearing & Turban tying

This event is organized by the India Association of Charlotte, in active partnership with the Town of Matthews, and is supported by grant assistance from the Arts & Science Council.

Key Contacts:
Overall Lead (FOI): Niketa Mittal niketamanish@gmail.com
Event Lead (Regional FOI @ Matthews): Manisha Kulshrestha mkulshres@gmail.com
Event Co-Lead (Town of Matthews): Melissa Johnson mjohnson@matthewsnc.gov

 

Key Information for Participants:

Registration for this event starts on February 6, 2024. To register, please contact the team leads as follows:

Please note that the FOI Website may not show the latest information or status about this event. For any details or questions, contact the event lead, Manisha Kulshrestha (Cell: 609-216-2485).

We look forward to seeing you all for a day of fun for the whole family in the charming setting of downtown Matthews!

Kid's Art Corner

We invite children to participate in creative expression with help from experienced artists. The end product will be an artifact with an Indian-American theme. 

No registration is required to participate in the Kids Art Corner

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Please reach out for any information or questions to Tejal Kothari at tokothari@yahoo.com

Kid's Art Competition

Welcome to the Kids Art Competition at the Festival of India! Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of diverse artistic expressions that reflect the rich heritage and contemporary vision of young artists. Budding artists from ages 4 to 17 can participate and showcase their creativity. A panel of judges, including well-known artists, curators, and art critics will evaluate the artworks based on criteria such as artistic technique, originality, concept, and execution. Winners will be recognized at the festival and awarded prizes for their creations.

Please reach out for any information or questions to Priyanka Mandal at priyankaartcontest@gmail.com

Register for Kid's Art Competition