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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.

Culture and Art Festivals Articles
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Malaysia’s Thaipusam festival. Warning: Some of these pics are gnarly.

by Stefano Tomassetti

The 5 best European LGBT festivals left in 2016

by Adam Groffman

8 must-see LGBT festivals around the world

by All in Life

5 things you didn’t know about Cinco de Mayo

by Alice Latham
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11 of the best cities in the US for live music

by Colin Heinrich

A quick travel guide to Toronto’s arts and culture scene

by Marie-France Roy

The biggest party you’ve never heard of is going down in San Antonio. Meet Fiesta.

by Sean Malin

A rainbow of total chaos: a photographer goes street level at India’s Holi festival

by Nikola Smernic
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How returning to my birth country for Carnival taught me to love my Black womanhood

by Tiffanie Drayton

This is the largest fireworks display in the world

by Blaze Nowara
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Meryl Streep adds another unfortunate comment to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy

by Amanda Machado

Here are the main points of Carnival in Rio (and what many people miss).

by Luiza S. Vilela

Why cow-loving India wants to keep bullfighting

by Nimisha Jaiswal

Here’s how you can check out tons of SoCal museums for free

by Cathy Brown
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5 transformative festivals for experimenting with alternative lifestyles

by Danielle Dorsey

The only world record that really matters will be broken this Thursday in Breckenridge, Colorado.

by Rory Moulton
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Meet the man behind Envision Festival

by Colin Heinrich

5 killer winter festivals that prove Colorado knows how to keep the party going year round

by Tim Wenger
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