If you're into some far out art from the far east, make sure to look into the Singapore Arts Festival from May 13th to June 5th. This festival originated in 1977 as a highlight of local communities' artwork and continues every year in May.
Currently, the festival is a mixture of both Western and Eastern art, both traditional and modern. For the most part, traditional artists have been given the most exposure, but there is a definite uptick in the attention given to up and coming artists.
Partly because of this festival, Singapore has become a major cultural center in East Asia and has seen growing public interest in and demand for the arts. Other events and festivals have also aided to foster the lively cultural scene found in this community.
Although there is an online presence all year long beyond the actual performances, there will be 75 stage shows from numerous countries throughout the whole festival. Awesome!
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