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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

15 Dark Sky Festival images that make you want to head straight to Jasper

by Cassie Kos

The worst possible advice to give somebody traveling to Alberta

by Rosalyn Estoque

7 harvest festivals around the world that make Thanksgiving look boring

by Allison Jackson

Here’s why India’s biggest festival is bad for its health

by Nimisha Jaiswal

Is it time the EU force an end to Spain’s ‘fiestas of blood?’

by Koren Helbig

Is it time to put a stop to bull running and bullfighting in Spain?

by Allison Jackson

17 images that show why Canada’s Indigenous Culture Festival needs to be added to your festival list

by Andrea Rees

What Hemingway has to do with drunk foreign bros flocking to Spain

by Emilie Munson

9 reasons Munich’s Springfest is the most underrated German festival

by Marco Delgado

12 things you didn’t know about the running of the bulls

by Peter N. Milligan

9 events to help you get the best out of Sun Valley this summer

by Kitt Doucette

5 things you didn’t know about Cinco de Mayo

by Alice Latham

8 must-see LGBT festivals around the world

by All in Life

How to find the Burning Man spirit year round in Nevada

by Joshywashington

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Dublin!

by Scott Sporleder

What St. Patrick’s Day looks like in Dublin

by Scott Sporleder

Massive storm destroys the nation of Vanuatu

by Morgane Croissant

There’s a Holi festival in Utah…and it’s totally rad

by Ailsa Ross
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