AsiaFest 2018VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with AsiaFest, Asia Society Texas Center's annual family event featuring community performances, fusion cuisine, creative activities, local vendors, and more!
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Become a part of the fun by volunteering for AsiaFest! Asia Society is looking for volunteers to assist at the Information Desk, on stage, and in the family activity areas, gallery, and parking lot. Two shifts are available: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and 1:15 pm to 4:15 pm.
To volunteer for the event, please complete the online application. For questions, please contact PPass@AsiaSociety.org or 713.496.9915.
Performances and Demonstrations
Asia Society seeks talented, local performers and visual artists to participate in AsiaFest. A few opportunities for participation include the following:
- Musical, dance, or theatrical performers
- Film or documentary makers
- Visual artists that create photography, paint, or other visual art mediums
- Movement-based/wellness instructors
If you are interested in participating, please complete this online application. For questions, please contact Stephanie Todd Wong at STWong@AsiaSociety.org.
Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery (2nd floor): For its presentation in the FotoFest 2018 Biennial, INDIA: Contemporary Photography and New Media Art, Asia Society Texas Center presents works from artists and collectives focusing on Contemporary India and the Indian diaspora.
Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall (1st floor): Zheng Chongbin fuses western abstraction with the Chinese calligraphic tradition in works of ink and acrylic on paper.
AsiaFest is free and open to all. To sponsor this program, please see our Sponsor Packet and contact Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, Director of Development, at 713.496.9909 or JStephenson@AsiaSociety.org with any questions.
Parking and Access
Paid parking for AsiaFest is available in the Asia Society Texas Center parking lot across from the building on Southmore. For additional details about accessing the Museum District including Metrorail, cabs, and more parking options, please visit the Houston Museum District website.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates Asians and Pacific Islanders. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.
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