Ladies First

India’s 1st Street Art Festival for Women

Women artists at Ladies First Gurugram 2023

Ladies First empowers women artists to revitalize art in communities and help move the needle for gender equity.

The third edition of the invite only street art festival was held between 9 – 26 Mar, across 4 cities (Goa, Mumbai, Gurugram and Dehradun). 

With each edition the idea is to have more women artists join us on the streets. 

Festival Calender

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Street Art

8 & 9 Mar – Goa

10 & 13 MarMumbai

16 & 19 MarGurugram

25 & 26 MarDehradun

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Street Art Workshops

19 Mar – Mumbai & Gurugram

To register for the workshop kindly fill up the form on this link here.

Help Us Organize Ladies First

Ladies First is an independently run festival organized by Wicked Broz and our awesome street art community in multiple cities.

We have limited funds and need additional support from individuals like you who are art lovers and dreamers like us.

We need money to guarantee our team to buy paints, brushes, spray cans, food for the artists and volunteers and other smaller expenses like have some branding printed or help setup a speaker system to pump up the volume at the fest.

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2019 - The Birth Of A Movement

The phenomenon of Ladies First was first conceptualized in 2018 when we started feeling the need to for women artists to find more representation on the streets. We didn’t know what to do so we decided to do the best way to celebrate them that seemed possible – organize a street art festival – only for women. 

For the inaugural version we had 7 powerful women artists paint walls and the citizens of Marol assist them. Anpu Varkey, Lena McCarthy, WomenPow, Shirin Shaikh, Ratna and Abigail Jensen turned up and set the place on fire with unique styles and unique vibes. 

The fest was not just limited to walls. We had street art and graffiti workshops. Open mics. Talks by Sadhna Prasad, Artwhoring and Giggling Monkey. Graffiti walks in Marol. Waste collection drives. Art exhibition. Street art film screenings. Breaking cypher. In 7 days, Mumbai had woken up to a new possibility. 

2021 - Despite The Pandemic

The 2021 edition around 8th March was focused solely around painting due to the Covid restrictions. Despite that, we managed to pull of quite a lot in three cities. More than anything else, it was a challenge to ourselves to keep hopes alive when morale all around was at its lowest ebb.

Ashwini Hiremath aka Krantinaari led the assault on the 5 story wall in Marol Art Village for the Mumbai edition. Assisted by an army of over 20 female artists and Wicked Broz community members, she managed to complete the wall in 5 days. To make women’s presence a natural part of the surrounding is the attempt of this artwork. It was the only wall painted in Mumbai and kind of the show stopper of the entire street art festival. A big applause once again to MRRWA for their sincere help for our activities in Marol.

In Gurugram, Sec 52, the mahila police thana was the venue. 7 women artists, Aanchal Gupta, Shruti Taluja, Shivanika Raghav, Kiran Dayal, Aditi Kapur, Saumya Shukla and Shikha Agarwal created 7 different original artworks lined up on the wall outside the police station. Apart from our team of volunteers even female constables joined in on the action at times. A great collaboration made possible thanks to Kalagram and our community leader Mr. Buzzinka.

In Dehradun, Mojartian aka Mukesh Negi, with the help of community members found a nice wall. With Yatagiri Bhavya, Monaal, Shreya and Shravya, we painted 3 different artworks inspired by Muhammed Sajid who likes to paint around the theme of exploring different sides of a womans life.

Stories From The Past

Experience the festival from the eyes of our team organizing it and the point of view of artists and volunteers.

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