Art Center or Cultural Park is a building that was established with the aim of staging arts and especially the development of Balinese art. Area Art Center is located in the center of Denpasar city, exactly in the Nusa Indah with an area of approximately 5 hectares approximately. When we use a motor vehicle, mileage towards Art Center and it took about 60 minutes, and approximately 15 km drive from Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport.
Art Center / Cultural Park is a vast complex of buildings in the style of traditional Balinese architecture best lay out the buildings, both amphitheater and a performance space and an additional building melambangan Mount Mandara Giri Playback stories in the ocean of milk where splashing "amerta" holy water for eternal life according to the dynamic nature of culture and kept alive all the time.
Art Center or the Bali Cultural Park was founded by the first governor of Bali is Ida Bagus Mantra. He as the Balinese are very concerned about the cultural values of particular cultures east of Bali. By building an arts district location of the hope to stimulate artistic creativity of the artists in Bali to maintain, preserve and support the cultural development and the dynamics can still take part and maintain identity amid the rapid global influence brought by the tourists who come and visit to Bali. To plan it all, he willingly sacrificed his personal property to be used as a center of the arts that we are familiar with Art CenterBali today.
Complex Cultural Park was opened in 1973 and mentradisikan Bali Arts Festival (Bali Art Festival) held a full month every year tinged with amusement traditional dance, pamerah crafts and other cultural activities. In this event, there are also commercial activities. At the opening ceremony enlivened by artistic parade. This was followed by a parade of art seleruh counties and cities in Bali by sending missions and their art diva. It is often followed by other provinces in Indonesia, and sometimes there are also participants from abroad such as Japan and Korea. Parade of art is displayed in many different forms of the sacred, traditional to the contemporary. Also the type of clothing and apparel wedding custom of each region, and musical instruments or gambelan, forms and other offerings.
The form of a complex of buildings in Bali Art Centre consists of:
Quiet complex of buildings includes: Library Widya Kusuma, which is stored in this place books on the history of Bali.
Half a bustling complex of buildings includes: Mahudara Fairgrounds, Building Craft, Studio Sculpture, Art and Pensions Wantilan this place is where the art exhibition hall Bali
Bustling complex of buildings includes: Open Stage Ardha Candra and Stage Ksirarnawa closed (both south of the River).
In the amphitheater located at the Art Centre, it could accommodate an audience capacity of up to approximately 6,000 people, be it for the show colossal, tardisional or modern. Typically Balinese Performing Arts was held in June of s / d July, performing arts held one full month, so for those of you who watched bener absolutely blown away with the traditional Balinese culture preserved until today.