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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

14 essential alternative museums to check out in Japan

by Amelia Hagen

Montreal: Festival of Lights

by Matador Media House

8 ways to rock Oktoberfest if you aren’t into beer

by Barbara Litzlfellner

8 can’t miss festivals in Colorado this fall

by Tim Wenger

We are wired for ceremony: Why Burning Man is in our DNA

by Joshywashington

Flipping for Quebec City: Bruno Gagnon and his circus company

by Matador Media House

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

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

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

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
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