Bali Art Center Denpasar is a vast complex of building with the best style of traditional Balinese architecture. The layout of buildings from both amphitheater and performance venues including the additional buildings are symbolizing the story of the Giri Mandara Mount Screening on the sea milk that splashing Amerta, the holy water for eternal life accordance with the dynamic nature of cultures and sustainability as long as the people are still living on this planet. The amphitheater can accommodate the audience up to 6000 people for colossal shows from both traditional and modern.
Taman Budaya Complex or Bali Art Center Complex has been opened in 1973 to create the Art Festival tradition which is popular called by Bali Art Festival held in full mount every year enlivened by traditional dances, handicrafts exhibition and other culture activities. There are also the commercial transactions on this exhibition that the visitor can buy the any handicraft to bring home. On the opening ceremony, the events are enlivened by the art parade started from Puputan Badung Square and finish at Bali Art Center. This parade is followed by all regencies and cities in Bali by sending their art teams. Event this event is also followed by other provinces in Indonesia and also from other countries such as Japan and Korea. This art parade is featured by the several of art forms ranging from the secret, traditional until the contemporary. There are also the wedding dresses and traditional costumes of each region, music instruments or gamelan, the form of offerings, the new creation of arts and others.
In fact this event is not tourist event due to visitor and audience are mostly come from the local resident. But some tourists can enjoy this party which is held every year. The person who is propose this yearly culture event is Mr. Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra (who was been a Bali Governor.