AsiaFest 2019VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Eat, shop, and play at Asia Society's annual festival! An international bazaar, performances, arts and crafts, fusion cuisine, live demonstrations, and more await at this FREE indoor event.
New this year:
- Embark on an adventure through Asia, using our passport to explore different regions' traditions, cultures, and food!
- Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite family-friendly Asian pop culture character. All costumed guests ages 18 and under are invited to participate in a Costume/Cosplay Contest at 1 p.m. upstairs during the festival.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
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FREE Entry to Exhibitions during AsiaFest
In Super Sarap, artists Mik Gaspay, Jeanne F. Jalandoni, Charlene Tan, and O.M. France Viana revisit commonplace objects and food within Filipino cooking to elicit personal and collective memories and to challenge cultural norms associated with food.
On view March 16 – July 21, 2019
In Site Lines: Artists Working in Texas, the works of Texas-based artists Ambreen Butt, Abhidnya Ghuge, Beili Liu, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, and Prince Varughese Thomas address themes such as the value of work, cultural memory, and the importance of place.
On view April 13 – August 18, 2019
Become a part of the fun by volunteering for AsiaFest! Asia Society is looking for volunteers to assist onstage and in the family activity areas, the galleries, and throughout the building. Two shifts are available: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 1 – 5 p.m. To volunteer for the event, please contact email@example.com or 713.496.9917.
Vendors and Partners
Home Goods, Art, and Apparel
Amara's Trunk | Boutique by Maryam | Brazos Bookstore | Clay Flower Lady | Community Cloth | Curations By ASAL | Ethnic Rootz | fabspirit | Hooked on Henna | Iki Japan | Jen Lee | Katsola | Lang's Dough Figurines | Mochillery | Madame Butterfly Nagasaki | Tiny Sponge | Trishnna Tea | Twilight Imports
Performing Groups and Artists
Anjali Center for Performing Arts | Dance of Asian America | Houston Halau | Kajal Desai Dance and Wellness | Legend of Taiwan | North America Youth Chinese Orchestra | TECO | Viet Wave Music
Partners Providing Family-Friendly Activities
American Turkish Association | Filipino Young Professionals | Islamic Arts Society | Jayati Sengupta | National Taiwan University Alumni Association in Houston | Taiwanese Heritage Society | Vietnamese Culture and Science Association
11 a.m. • Bollywood Dance
by Kajal Desai Dance and Wellness
11:45 a.m. • Traditional Vietnamese Music
by Viet Wave Music
12:30 p.m. • Polynesian Hula
by Houston Halau
1:15 p.m. • Taiwanese Dragon Dance
by Legend of Taiwan
2 p.m. • Bharatanatyam
by Anjali Center for Performing Arts
2:45 p.m. • Traditional Chinese Music
by North America Youth Chinese Orchestra
3:30 p.m. • Traditional Taiwanese Music
4:15 p.m. • Traditional and Contemporary Chinese Dance
by Dance of Asian America
All performances are free admission and will take place in our Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater on the first floor of our building. The entrance is located in the Grand Hall directly across from our switchback staircase. Food and drink are not allowed in the theater. Accessibility ramp is located across from the elevator.
Paid parking is available in the Asia Society Texas Center parking lot across from the building on Southmore Boulevard. Entrances are located on Caroline Street and Austin Street. For additional details about accessing the Museum District — including Metrorail, cabs, and more parking options — please visit the Houston Museum District website.
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Sponsorship and Support
AsiaFest is free and open to all. To sponsor this program, please see our Sponsor Packet.
Benefactor Level Sponsorship
Ambassador Level Sponsorship
Chairman Level Sponsorship
Teri & Jeff Lee
Laura & Brad McWilliams
Presidents Level Sponsorship
Kan & Celia Lin
AsUnited Marketing Alliance
Symong & Francoise Shih
Mr. & Mrs. Chih-Jen Kao
Mrs. Lynn Chou & Mr. Jett Lin
Joanne & Kevin Hsu