Maqtha Art District is located in the MS Maqta neighborhood, an urban village in the heart of the city, situated next to the Hussain Sagar lake. The project aimed to reintroduce the neighbourhood to the city while also creating a walk-through art district open for all. The tour will take you through over 40 murals painted during St+art HYD 2016 and 2017 detailing the stories behind them coupled with brief on the artist and their history.Meeting point - MS Maqta Parking lot, opposite People's PlazaABOUT THE TOUR The curated tours are interactive walks that take the visitors through the vibrant public art district of the city. Through the tours St+art engages the public and introduce them to a new format of experiencing contemporary art and the city itself. These walks will provide an insight into the historical aspects of the location, the stories behind the project and each one of the murals. The participants will become active witnesses of the cityscape's enhancement and of the re-imagination of its public spaces.ABOUT MAQTA ART DISTRICTThe tour takes you through an urban village situated on Necklace Road. It is a housing locality on the bank of Hussein Sagar lake, built without any government support and flourished self-sufficiently. International & Indian artists worked together to give an artistic identity to this colony, giving birth to Maqta Art District. Hosted by one the residents of the colony and St+art team member, the tour travels through the various murals created by the artists and the colour coded lanes and squares brought to a new life thanks to this geographical and emotional. The tour invites the visitors into the green, pink, yellow, turquoise gullies and in the blue chowk, taking them through the artworks created in response to the unique and intimately approachable local context vs the burgeoning cityscape. Major attractions Hussain Sagar lake, People's Plaza, Eat Street and Necklace Road Railway Station , Tank bund...read more
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