Hg2 : The Hedonist


One of Almaty’s youngest festivals, ArtBatFest is an open-air showcase for contemporary art. Centred on the pedestrianised Arbat section of Zhibek Zholy, from which it takes its name, the festival is an interactive experience that encompasses live improvised performances, flash mobs, experimental theatre and dance and displays of photography, painting and drawing; with an arresting array of video art pieces and installations lining the Arbat for the duration of the festival. In the past, ArtBatFest has usually kicked off in May and run for approximately four weeks – so if you plan to be in Almaty during this period do check the website for details of the current festival.

Zhibek Zholy Street,
Central Almaty
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