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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

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

by Luiza S. Vilela

The 8 best European LGBT festivals to hit up in 2016

by Adam Groffman

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

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

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

10 signs you grew up celebrating the holidays in Boston

by Eileen Cotter Wright

7 harvest festivals around the world that make Thanksgiving look boring

by Allison Jackson

The worst possible advice to give somebody traveling to Alberta

by Rosalyn Estoque

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

by Nimisha Jaiswal

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

by Cassie Kos

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
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