The success of the biennale thrives on its participatory nature with participation from more than twenty institutions including Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Fine Arts, Department of Photography, School of Performing Arts, and MIT Institute of Design and public professional bodies such as Association of Designers of India (ADI), International Cultural Exchange (ICE), Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID), and quite significantly a galaxy artists. Thus it brought together various stakeholders from civil society, particularly from the fields of architecture, design, and visual arts. Overall, more than 350 artists, about 200 volunteers, and 72 activities across 8 segments and performed over 8 venues made up the Pune Biennale. With more than 80, 000 visitors the event truly drew the attention of people at large towards art and, that too, public art in the public domain. It is no coincidence that the term Biennale became very popular around the time as it was everywhere and people, while looking at art, kept talking about the Pune Biennale. Indeed, Pune Biennale lived up to the expectation of being an event of the people, by the people and for the people and grounded with local community while putting the city and its Biennale on the art map of the country.