Jakarta Tourism and Culture Office proudly presents an art-themed event called the Kampong Art Festival. As many as 200 participants incorporated in 20 communities will enliven the event which to be held on Saturday (11/23).

Head of Jakarta Tourism and Culture Office, Arie Budhiman, explained that Kampong Art Festival is a carnival participated by children and teenagers. For the very first held in Jakarta, the festival will have a theme of archipelago legend. The routes of the carnival will be started from the National Gallery then passing Tani Monument until Taman Ismail Marzuki, Cikini, Central Jakarta. The festival will be held from 3 PM until 5.30 PM.

“This carnival is held as a form of Kampong Art Festival that has the theme of Jakarta Kids Art Carnival. We hope this activity could be a routine agenda held annually,” he stated, Thursday (11/21).

According to Budhiman, this carnival is a cooperation held between Jakarta Tourism and Culture Office and Anak Akar Studio. Besides communities from Jakarta, there are also other communities from West Java, Central Java, and East Java to be participated in this event.

“This event aims to realize comfortable space for children to express their creative abilities, as well as to bring to life an open arts and cultures space for children in Jakarta,” he uttered.

During the Kampong Art Festival is held, Budhiman added, there will be no road closure done. For the festival’s visitors, they could park their vehicles in the yard of buildings around the carnival location.

“Road closure is deliberately not applied because we actually want to invite all residents to appreciate the creativities of children and teenagers through the carnival,” he finished.