2013 Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture Kickoff and Reception
An opportunity to meet, eat, and drink with other supporters of
Filipino American arts and culture
Thursday, September 5, 2013,
Lexington Social House
1718 Vine Street
Los Angeles 90028
Join us at Lexington Social House – the “Favorite Los Angeles Restaurant of 2011-2012” in the annual About Los Angeles Travel Readers' Choice Awards. Lexington’s eclectic atmosphere, dapper décor, and delicious cuisine are modern American with a global influence. Be sure to try the "Yellowtail Sashimi, Compressed Watermelon, Candied Wasabi, Yuzu Tobiko, Ponzu Creme Fraiche," which won the “2013 Best Dish Award” at this year's Plate by Plate annual tasting event.
At the 2013 FilAm ARTS VIP Reception we will officially kick off the 22nd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC), the largest and longest-running showcase of its kind in Southern California. The two-day event will include live entertainment on two stages featuring comedian Rex Navarrete and the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) to name a few, a wide selection of Filipino and Asian cuisine, and many family fun activities. This year’s FPAC will be held on September 7 and 8 at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro, Los Angeles.
We will also unveil our newest program, The Saysay Project, which aims to engage our community members to share their stories, and to document and preserve these stories for future generations. “Saysay” (pronounced “sigh-sigh”) is a Tagalog word with double meaning: to have intrinsic value and to declare. This project is uniquely ours and is an integral part of what FilAm ARTS represents.
For over two decades, FilAm ARTS has engaged diverse publics in cultural arts as a means to empower and cultivate individual and community self- determination. Our programs include:
- Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) presenting over 500 artists to 20,000 participants in collaboration with 400 volunteers and over 100 partner organizations;
- Pilipino Artists Network (PAN) that serves 1,000 artists in eight disciplines: music, dance, literary, visual arts, traditional, film/media, arts education; and presenters;
- Eskuwela Kultura (EK) that engages 300 inner-city, K-12 youth in arts education workshops; and
- Buy Pinoy that generates community support for over 250 small businesses through the arts.
With your generous support we can continue advancing the arts and cultural heritage of Filipinos in the U.S. together, as we have for the past 22 years. The proceeds raised from the 2013 FilAm ARTS VIP Reception will support programs like FPAC and the Saysay Project that give our community its collective voice.
For more information and updates visit us at www.filamarts.org
For tickets to the 22nd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture visit http://fpac22.eventbrite.com
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FilAm ARTS is a multi-disciplinary community arts organization whose mission is to advance the understanding of the arts and diverse cultural heritage of Filipinos in the United States. FilAm ARTS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; donations are tax-deductible.
FilAm ARTS proudly presents the 22nd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC), the largest showcase of its kind in Southern California. The 22nd Annual FPAC takes place this year on September 7-8, 2013 at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California. www.filamarts.org