Bali Arts Festival 2012

Last Sunday we went with our Balinese friends Surya and Irma to the Bali Arts Festival in Denpasar.

The Bali Arts Festival is a full month of daily performances, handicraft exhibitions and other related cultural and commercial activities during which literally the whole of Bali comes to the city to present its offerings of dance, music and beauty.

The festival is a big event for the locals and tourists. When we arrived in the morning it was already busy at the Arts Festival.

We started to see the handicraft and fabrics manufactured in different regions of Bali. Amazing what these people can make. Take the very precise work of the woodcarving or this beautiful kris, all made by hand. The woven fabrics have stunning colors and some are expensive due to the large amount of work and time it takes to finish one cloth.

We enjoyed watching the make-up artist contest.  The models received beautiful make-up, preparing them for the next fashion show.

The fashion show was very popular and therefore the big theater was fully packed!

Surya and Irma guided us through several buildings, museum and stages on the premises. We had a great day.

 Next time we want to go in the afternoon and evening to see music, dance and other performances.

Make-up artist contest

The jury

Fashion show

All handmade

All kind of art

Beautiful building

One of the stages


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