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

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

by Nathan Myers

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by Scott Sporleder
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by Hal Amen
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24 hours at the world’s largest camel fair: Pushkar, India

by Kate Siobhan Mulligan
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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
177

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

by Suzanne Roberts

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by Katka Lapelosa
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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
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5 things that suck about Munich’s Oktoberfest

by Karyn Johnson
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A first timer’s guide to Oktoberfest

by Stuart Anderson

You always see videos of cops abusing people, here’s something different

by Alex Scola

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by Corey Breier
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50 of the coolest Burning Man art installations ever [pics]

by Katie Scott Aiton

Epic lines and gas shortages at Burning Man

by Hal Amen
5

That time I got married at Burning Man

by Carly Blitz
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Ultimate Burning Man packing list: 75+ items to bring to Black Rock City

by Michelle Schusterman
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