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This festival kicks off the celebration of the officially proclaimed Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May). Supported by the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) in Seattle, which is comprised of over 40 non-profit executive directors and representatives in the API community, this celebration showcases the dance, music, and art of various Asian countries.
A fast-paced day of lively youth and adult performing groups, interesting information about the API community, entertaining contests, children’s activities, and a variety of food options. Attendees have shared how they can reconnect with their culture and learn new facts about the community.
APDC has been a strong advocate for the community and has provided the leadership and support for this event for over 25 years at Seattle Center and in the community. The festival has a deep commitment and ties to the numerous API groups represented and is interested in preserving and showcasing the rich culture of the API community.
Seattle Center Festál presents A Glimpse of China – Chinese Culture & Arts Festival in partnership with Washington Chinese Arts & Culture Committee (WCACC). The festival explores traditional and contemporary influences of China, covering 5,000 years of history through folk dances, artwork, dance, and more!
Washington Chinese Arts & Culture Committee (WCACC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that strives to foster understanding, friendship and opportunities between local Chinese and American communities and between China and America through art and cultural events, as well as other exchange activities. The volunteer-run organization is operated by professionals from different fields who share the same vision and passion for China/US cultural exchange.
WCACC is the producer of the annual Seattle Chinese Arts & Culture Festival in the Center House of Seattle Center in May or June each year.