Bali Arts Festival:
The Bali Arts Festival is a cultural treat for lucky visitors who are in Bali until mid July.
The festival traditionally runs mid-June through mid-July. It is the perfect moment to witness Bali’s wealth of performing arts.
You’ll also catch a glimpse of various cultural highlights from other islands in Indonesia. It’s one of the main highlights in Bali’s calendar of events.
The annual celebration showcases various artworks and cultural achievements.
It invites the public to the Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre in Denpasar.
Most of the daily exhibitions and art performances are focused here.
On regular days, a visit to the Denpasar Art Centre is a small tour to admire magnificent sculptures and Balinese architectural features.
It’s also a venue of choice for photo shoots with exotic backdrops.
But throughout the Bali Arts Festival in June and July, the complex becomes alive with colourful traditional bamboo and coconut leaf decorations and banners.
Crowds gather in front of its open stages, auditoriums and outdoor pavilions.
You can witness a variety of traditional and contemporary dances, shadow puppetry, music compositions and youth competitions that fill the festival agenda.
Hundreds of artists from Denpasar, Bali’s eight provinces, neighbouring islands, and even art troupes from abroad, participate and showcase their talents here.
Now in its 40th year, the Bali Arts Festival returns June 16.