Street Food and Art Festival enthralls, befuddles crowds
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The two-day Street Art and Food Festival organised by the Chandigarh Tourism Department, which culminated today, was witnessed by thousands of visitors at the Sukhna Lake on Sunday.
A huge crowd had gathered to view various artworks on display and feast on street food items from different regions. Graffiti work on street art and performances by various artistes from across the region, magic shows and various competitions including singing, dancing and painting caught the fascination of visitors.
The life-sized colourful puppets hanging from poles were a major attraction. The young artistes performed various activities like card making, glass painting, clay modeling, sand art, face painting and tattoo making.
Folk singing, hip-hop and fusion dance, theatre and art attracted a large gathering. Students of MCM DAV College also contributed to the show with performances based on themes related to socio-political developments in the country.
A large number of people were seen trying hard figuring out the main art attraction - a 22 feet by 21 feet three-dimensional painting. What was a wooden bridge built over a huge black pit was being "analysed" by the visitors.
"The painting does not really look three-dimensional. There should have been someone here to tell us from where to look at the painting," said Mark, a consultant working for a US-based company.
On being asked if better arrangements could have been made, Deepak Kaushik, head of the Two Canvases Art and Design, the group that made the grafitti paintings and the three-dimensional painting said, "We completed the painting in six hours yesterday after which all of us in the group were so exhausted that we did not think about providing instructions. This morning, I realised that we should put up a flex board with instructions but today being a Sunday, we could not buy one as most of the shops were closed."
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