AsiaFest 2021 Highlights Regions of Asia through Four-Day Spring Break Festival
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HOUSTON, March 19, 2021 — Asia Society Texas Center celebrated the vibrancy of Asia's cultural traditions with the seventh annual AsiaFest, held one year after the building first temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Transformed into a four-day, social-distanced event over Spring Break, the outdoor festival highlighted different regions of Asia through performances, shopping, and activities unique to each day.
Performances on the festival lawn stage included Bharatanatyam classical dance, Indonesian gamelan music, traditional Chinese dances, and a Nowruz table-setting. Across the lawn, vendors sold everything from specialty teas to jewelry to food-inspired toys while artists shared techniques such as Ebru water marbling and Islamic calligraphy. Guests of all ages enjoyed crafts such as Afghan-inspired kites, miniature zen gardens, bracelet-weaving, and more, and were treated to after-hours admission to the Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power exhibition on view.
AsiaFest was made possible with generous support from Regions Bank, Teri & Jeff Lee, and Southern News Group. Community partners included Anjali Center for Performing Arts, Dance of Asian America, Gamelan of the New Moon, Islamic Arts Society, and Zoroastrian Association of Houston.
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AsiaFest is the Asia Society Texas Center’s free annual community festival displaying the vibrancy of Asian culture, creativity, and cuisine in Houston. Since 2015, guests have joined us each year for an international bazaar, performances, arts and crafts, fusion food, live demonstrations, and more.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.