Festivals are a great way to celebrate a culture of any place. Whether musical or art, these festivals reflect a great deal about a particular country’s culture. And today the internet has made it very easy to find out about such stuff. Services like Spectrum triple play have made it possible to watch documentaries and even subscribe to foreign channels. However, you always learn more when you visit a place. And if you are planning a trip abroad anytime soon, here are some of the best art festivals from around the world that you should aim to attend.
Hong Kong Arts Festival
If you are lucky enough to visit the country during this festival’s dates, the Chinese Opera and the contemporary dance will take you by surprise. You will also get to witness chamber music. This festival aims to develop the public’s interest in art and encourage cultural exchange. You will get to experience opera, theatre, dance, and other specials as part of the festival.
This festival takes place in Miami as well as Switzerland every year. It is considered to be one of the premier art shows in the world. This show is a perfect platform for art collectors from across the world to gather in one place. They can then have a look at some of the epic art pieces made by over 4000 artists that are featured in over 300 galleries. Hence, making this event an art lover’s paradise. Apart from featuring the artwork, the festival also hosts panel discussions and lectures.
The Venice Biennial
This happens to be one of the most prestigious art festivals in the whole of Europe. You won’t be able to attend the festival every as it happens once every two years. It features the work of some of the young artists who choose this platform to display some of their finest creations. This modern festival covers architecture, music, theatre, dance, and cinema. Hence, making it an interesting festival to go to.
This festival attracts a lot of curators, collectors, as well as art lovers from across the globe. The festival stretches over a week where the individuals spend the first two days in buying and selling of art pieces. Later, the festival opens to the general public. This is one of the best art festivals in the whole of Europe that gives individuals a chance to not only view the work of experienced but young talent as well.
If you are a traveling art lover and want to experience a unique art scene, then Vivid Sydney is the festival to be at. This festival features music, lights, and art is a mesmerizing display. The combination of the lights, music and the artwork has made it a very popular event that people look up to.
Kilkenny Arts Festival
This festival is hosted in Kilkenny, Ireland annually. The festival features a blend of visual arts, music, theatre, and dance. It is the oldest festival that the country hosts. It attracts some of the finest artists from the UK every year. You will be able to watch many musicians, actors and singers share the stage at the festival.
If you are curious about what art looks like in the USA in the present era, Whitney Biennial is the festival to be at and learn all about it. The event features the works of younger and lesser knows artists who are still young. However, these individuals set trends and are making a name in the world of contemporary art. If you happen to visit this festival, you will not only see paintings and sculptures but also enjoy dance and music.
Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival
This city in China is famous for hosting some of the most unique festivals in the world. The Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is just another example. It takes place every year in the month of January. And the stunning displays that one gets to see at the festival just blows the mind away. You will get to see huge and beautifully crafted ice sculptures illuminated by colored lights from inside. If you plan to visit this festival, don’t be surprised if you come across some world-record sized sculptures.
World of Wearable Art
Held IN New Zealand, this festival has a new take on art. The work that the artists display at the festival is featured on the human body. Hence, the name wearable art. The festival attracts a lot of people from across the world because of its unique theme.
Sao Paulo International Art Festival
This festival is home to a colorful art scene. It started off small but now the festival attracts over 147 exhibitors every year.
With this list, you can plan your next trip in any of the countries hosting the above-mentioned festivals. Or you can subscribe to a good Internet provider and watch the festivals online. The choice is yours. If you are going to opt for the latter, contact Spectrum customer service ( to get the package with lots of travel channels. You could also upgrade your current package with ease.
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