A singing and opera performance is staged at the closing ceremony of the 2nd Shanxi Art Festival in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, on Oct 8. An awards ceremony was held afterwards when 36 awards were handed out. [Photo/Xinhua] 

The second Shanxi Art Festival concluded in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, on Oct 8. 

With its theme "a gala of arts, a festival of people", the 20-day festival consisted of 21 major events divided into opening and closing ceremonies, exhibitions, performances, as well as online and offline discussions. 

More than 5,000 artists staged 61 operas and 103 performances during the festival. In addition, over 2,000 artworks were displayed in 10 themed exhibitions.