Since first commenced on 1979, Pekan Kesenian Bali or Bali Art Festival has been a successful event to preserve and promote the rich Balinese culture and art to international spectators.
Held in Badung regency each year, Bali Art Festival is a full month of daily performances, exhibitions and other related cultural and commercial activities. This festival offers a unique opportunity to interact first-hand with Balinese traditional culture.
This year, the festival will commence from June 10th to July 8th and carrying the theme of ‘Ulun Danu’ which means preserving the source of life-bringing water. The festival opened with a sultural dance show called ‘Siwanatha Raja’ which depicting the tale of universe creation by Shiva. Just like it always did throughout it existence, this year Bali Art festival features a wide and colorful variety of performances from different art groups from all over the island and, offering the spectators a lively celebration of arts and culture. Beside diverse forms of live performances such as dance and music, this year’s event still features all kinds of handicraft, painting and sculpture exhibitions, as well as traditional culinary to treat the guests.