Balinese Cultures & Arts

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Bali is arguably one of the world's most artistic culture. The Balinese are skillful painters, musicians, flower arrangers, wood carvers, dancers and weavers. In Bali sometimes it seems like everyone is an artist but the notion of art for art's sake and the idea of an artist was only recently introduced. There are no words in the Balinese language for art and artist until they were brought to the island by Westerners. This is partly because art is so infused into everyday life that no one had ever thought of making a distinction between the two. A lot of what Westerners consider art is produced for temples and ceremonies. Artists are often farmers or people with other jobs, who don’t consider their artistic skills to be anything special. Painter generally don’t sign their works.

Arististic, religious and ritualistic life are often all intertwined. This aesthetic is manifested in penjor, decorative bamboo poles found in doorways during festivals; cili, stylized female figures; lamak, decorative palm leaf strips; and elaborately carved coconut shell wall hangings. Many of these are made for ritual purposes and are destroyed when the ritual is finished.

The tourism industry greatly changed the Balinese artistic scene. Much of Bali’s culture scene is now oriented towards tourists. Contemporary Balinese temple carvings show surfers, gods driving cars and hold-up scenes with pistol-packing demons.

Balinese literature is rich in folktale and myths.

08Jul2020

La Brisa Farmers Day Echo Beach Canggu on Sunday July 12

La Brisa Farmers Day Echo Beach Canggu on Sunday July 12
La Brisa Farmers Day at Echo Beach is a weekly initiative to support local farmers, suppliers, and small businesses! Powered…
22Jun2020

Crash Course on wine at The Tasting Room

Crash Course on wine at  The Tasting Room
Crash Course on wine On Friday June 26 th from 5 PM untill 7 PM at The Tasting room "…
14Jun2020

Gypsy Land Music Festival Bali July 10 / 11 th 2020

Gypsy Land Music Festival Bali July 10 / 11 th 2020
Gypsy Land Festival Bali july is the Island’s most eccentric festival at the Courtyard 66No. 66 Jalan Camplung Tanduk during…
03Jun2020

‎Manifestation Cacao Ceremony Pyramids of Chi

‎Manifestation Cacao Ceremony Pyramids of Chi
Manifestation Cacao Ceremony Pyramids of Chi with live heart songs performed by Luciana every Sunday from 6 PM until 9…
25May2020

Bali Animal Food Bank distribution day

Bali Animal Food Bank distribution day
Bali Animal Food Bank allocation and distribution of food aid  on Sat May th 2020 from 10 AM untill 12…
21May2020

The Bali Hope Ultra Challenge May 30 2020

The Bali Hope Ultra Challenge May 30 2020
The Bali Hope Ultra Challenge on May 30 2020 22 runners from 7 countries were due to take on the…
20May2020

Titi Batu Ubud Club re opening June 1 st 2020

Titi Batu Ubud Club re opening June 1 st 2020
Titi Batu Ubud Club re opening June 1 st 2020, pening Hours will be from 8 AM - 6 PM…
14May2020

Corner House Taco Appreciation Night May 22 nd 2020

Corner House Taco Appreciation Night May 22 nd 2020
Corner House Taco Appreciation Night May 22 nd 2020 from 4 PM until 9 PM . 10A Jalan Kayu Aya…
26Sep2019

Lovina Beach Festival Kalibukbuk Beach 26 29 September 2019.

Lovina Beach Festival Kalibukbuk Beach 26 29 September 2019.
Annual event held along Kalibukbuk Beach in North Bali. It’s a wonderful event that highlights the culture and traditions of…
16Sep2019

Mina Wisata Festival 2019 Kedonganan Beach, 20 / 22 September 2019

Mina Wisata Festival 2019  Kedonganan Beach, 20 / 22 September 2019
 Kedonganan village is a coastal village located on the southern part of Bali island which is famous for its beautiful…
07Sep2019

15 th Edition Dance For Peace Festival, West Bali National Park Sept 20 22 2019.

15 th Edition Dance For Peace Festival, West Bali National Park Sept 20  22 2019.
Rolling into 15th edition, allow them to once again transport you into a space of love, healing, sharing and dancing.
08Aug2019

Berawa Food & Wine Festival , August 10 - 2019

Berawa Food & Wine Festival , August 10 - 2019
The Berawa Food and Wine Festival (BWFWF) is the first Family & Community Event of it's kind to take place…
17May2019

Giant octopus appears on Berawa beach for the upcoming Arts Festival , May 23 rd 26 th 2019.

Giant octopus appears on Berawa beach for the upcoming Arts Festival , May 23 rd 26 th 2019.
The installation of giant octopus will be used as a stage for the Berawa Beach Arts Festival  from May 23 to…
22Apr2019

First Meatballs & Noodles Festival at the Discovery Shopping Mall Kuta, April 19 May 1 2019.

First Meatballs & Noodles Festival at the Discovery Shopping Mall Kuta, April 19   May 1 2019.
Good news for those of you who like to eat noodles and meatballs, Discovery Shopping Mall presents Meatballs Noodle Loves…
16Apr2019

Ubud Food Festival 2019 April 26 28 th 2019

Ubud Food Festival 2019 April 26  28 th 2019
The Ubud Food Festival Presented by ABC is three days of cross-cultural culinary discovery with Indonesian food as the star.
27Mar2019

Grand opening shopping movie & attracting center Trans studio Mall Bali, March 29 th 2019.

Grand opening shopping movie & attracting center Trans studio Mall Bali, March 29 th 2019.
The Heart of Bali", Trans Studio Mall Bali is expected to be the heart where the community can meet their…
28Feb2019

UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour , Finns Recreation Club,Canggu - March 17 2019

UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour , Finns Recreation Club,Canggu - March 17 2019
The UEFA Champions League Trophy is coming to Bali with special guest Alessandro Del Piero! On the 16th & 17th…
19Feb2019

Denpasar Go Green Run Sunday Februari 24 2019

Denpasar Go Green Run Sunday Februari 24 2019
Discover the beauty of Bali and join the Denpasar Go Green Run  on Sunday morning 24/02/2019 , 6,30 AM   …
17Feb2019

Friends of the Earth Market, Jl Raya Mass, Ubud , February 23 th 2019.

Friends of the Earth Market, Jl  Raya Mass, Ubud , February  23 th 2019.
Eat & drink without the guilt harming the earth because everything we serve here uses organic earth friendly material plates/cups/straws…
13Feb2019

Garuda Indonesia organizing Cycling Event from Sanur to Ubud, February 16 2019.

Garuda Indonesia organizing Cycling Event from Sanur to Ubud, February 16 2019.
s a form of commitment and support to encourage tourism in Bali,  Garuda Indonesia will hold a cycling event "Garuda…
13Feb2019

Bali Hope organizing fundraising event : 84 km coast to coast run from Lovina to Canggu , May 22 - 28 2019

Bali Hope organizing fundraising event : 84 km coast to coast run from Lovina to Canggu , May 22 - 28 2019
A spirit created when inspired and committed individuals come together from around the world to take on and share a…
30Jan2019

Bali Spirit Festival, 7 days full of daytime activities and workshops March 24 - 31 2019

Bali Spirit Festival,  7 days full of daytime activities and workshops  March 24 - 31 2019
Join the world’s most inspiring celebrations of global community, world music and well-being, taking place on the idyllic islands of…
13Dec2018

The Bali Ultimate Great Sale BUGS , Shopping event in 9 malls ,Dec 14 th Jan 6 th

The Bali Ultimate Great Sale BUGS , Shopping event in 9 malls ,Dec 14 th  Jan 6 th
Bali Ultimate Great Sale (BUGS), which will be held from December 14, 2018 to January 6, 2019.
10Dec2018

Pemuteran Bay Festival, third edition Buleleng Dec 12 / 15 th 2018

Pemuteran Bay Festival, third edition Buleleng Dec 12 / 15 th 2018
Pemuteran Bay Festival will taken place again during  December 12-15 2018. Nature-based tourism which is the annual agenda, will be…
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