Taking place at Plataran Canggu, Jia Curated Kiosks presents a long weekend of local art, culture, spaces, tastes, live performances and creative community connections…
Culture vultures and homewares addicts, this one’s for you. Jia Curated Kiosks is about to launch right here in Bali, a festival that’s designed to connect the creative community and celebrate all of our favourite things: artisanal homewares, Balinese culture, delish food, impressive live performances, and all-local Indonesian art and design. It’s happening over three days – from the 1st to 3rd July 2022 – and is taking place at the ever-stunning Plataran Canggu.
Trust us when we say you’ll want to mark your calendars for Jia Curated Kiosks. It’s the very first festival in Indonesia that’s spotlighting local artisans and handmade items, featuring a wholly immersive festival experience that’s going beyond simple retail therapy. You’ll get the chance to meet the makers, join interactive workshops, groove to local bands, taste your way through local cuisine, and connect with Bali’s creative community.
There’s going to be so much to see, do and experience at Jia Curated Kiosks, you’ll definitely want to try it all. So, here’s a taster of what you can look forward to at this community event, and all the fabulous happenings that you’ll want to take part in…
Things to see and do at the Jia Curated Kiosks weekend festival
Browse wholesome homewares
The Jia Curated Kiosks festival has been put together by the founder of Jia by Ock – an Indonesia-based homewares collective curating handmade creations that tell a story – together with Yang Yang Hartono, an avid textile collector. It’s only fitting then, that at this three-day festival, you’ll get the chance to browse your way through more than 40 different wholesome homeware brands from Bali and neighbouring islands.
Each brand has been carefully selected by Jia by Ock for the different stories they tell: be it the history of the makers, the philosophies behind the products, or the story of how they came into being. And most of all, all of the homeware brands joining the Jia Curated Kiosks festival share the same value: to respect traditional crafts while creating pieces that make modern life easier. We can’t wait to shop the home decor from Vivere – a local Indonesian furniture and lifestyle brand that uses all-local materials and makers – and of course, all of the fabulous Jia by Ock bowls, baskets, journals and bathroom sets.
Join interactive workshops
Like we said, Jia Curated Kiosks will be so much more than simple retail therapy, so throughout this three-day event, you’ll get to try out all the immersive, artisanal workshops taking place throughout the weekend, hosted by local brands and artisans. You’ll find us at the female form ceramic workshop with Kevala, the candle making workshop with Umah Living, and at the sketching session with Sketchy Tuesday. You’ll also want to check out the craft showcases dotted throughout the festival itinerary, including weaving with rattan by Vivere, and upcycling fabric with Threadapeutic.
Check out cultural performances
In between shopping and crafting, you’ll want to check out the cultural and artisanal performances at Jia Curated Kiosks. We can’t wait to watch the traditional and captivating Gamelan performance by prominent gamelan maestro, I Made Subandi, and his troupe, Bali Ceraken. Or the Wayang Bali Performance by eleven year-old Cok Damar. And to really keep the festival vibes alive, you’ll want to groove to acoustic folk group Catnip Biscuit, and to the sounds of old-school funk and disco from Ika & The Soul Brothers.
Feast on delish local food
Last but certainly not least, one of the main highlights at Jia Curated Kiosks will be the lineup of delicious local food to feast on. There’ll be 30 different food and beverage kiosks to graze through throughout the weekend, including many of your all-time foodie favourites. We’re talking tropical bites from Biku, craft beers from Kura Kura, mille-crêpes from Savory Pasticceria, handmade noodles from Lena’s Kitchen, local wine from Sababay, and so much more. Bring an appetite, and get ready to feast!
All the details you need
Jia Curated Kiosks will take place at the stunning Plataran Canggu, spread out over more than 1000 square-metres of outdoor and semi-outdoor labyrinth-like spaces. You’ll get to wander through the festival and its collection of kiosks, passing through antique carved doorways and a 250 year-old joglo. Yes, even this gorgeous venue celebrates local culture – a space designed by the late and well-renowned landscape artist, Made Wijaya. This architecturally designed heritage space is the most idyllic setting for a festival that celebrates the stories of local food, music, creations and mindful experiences – and we can’t wait to see you there!
For more information on the upcoming festival, follow Jia by Ock on Instagram. See you in July!