Culture and Art Festivals

An art festival has a way of transforming a place.

Projects and art exhibitions, work that’s usually hidden away in an artists studio, take their place for a moment out in public, revealing the oftentimes hidden layers of culture in a place.

Matador covers local and international culture and art festivals with ground level reports, interviews with festival organizers and participating artists, and photo essays to help share these places and their culture with our community worldwide.

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Culture and Art Festivals Articles

How to see Burning Man for what it really is

by Katka Lapelosa

Burning Man from the air

by Katka Lapelosa

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by Katka Lapelosa
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Ultimate Burning Man packing list: 75+ items to bring to Black Rock City

by Michelle Schusterman

5 international storytelling festivals to check out this year and next

by Emma Thieme

Why people jump off of this bridge in Bosnia

by Katka Lapelosa

Blood, sport, and ritual on the Indonesian island of Sumba

by Nathan Myers

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Dublin!

by Scott Sporleder
2

How to piss off someone from Austin during SXSW

by Hal Amen
6

24 hours at the world’s largest camel fair: Pushkar, India

by Kate Siobhan Mulligan
1

Ullr Fest: Honoring the snow god in Breckenridge, CO

by Hal Amen
3

The worst things about celebrating New Year’s Eve in Times Square

by Katka Lapelosa
189

Thoughts on white people in blackface for the Dutch ‘Black Pete’ tradition

by Suzanne Roberts

There may not be a better place to celebrate Christmas than Germany

by Katka Lapelosa
3

Wintertime in Quebec City is kinda awesome

by Scott Sporleder

This is what it looks like when two Germans shut down a Zimbabwean township

by Dikson
36

5 things that suck about Munich’s Oktoberfest

by Karyn Johnson
44

A first timer’s guide to Oktoberfest

by Stuart Anderson
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