The 24th Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture at El Pueblo
The 24th Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture
Saturday, November 7, 2015
10am - 6pm
125 Paseo De La Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Admission is free.
The 24th Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) will be celebrated on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and will feature contemporary and traditional Filipino food, music, dance, crafts and culture. The festival, the City of Los Angeles' Filipino American Event, is the longest-running Filipino cultural celebration in Southern California.
This year’s theme for the City of Los Angeles' Filipino American Event is “Balik tanaw, Pananaw bukas” a Tagalog phrase meaning “looking back, moving forward.” While rooted in the native tongue of the motherland, this year’s theme celebrates the rich experiences of being Filipino American. As a community we honor the culture paved by our ancestors, and move forward with a grateful understanding of our Filipino American history. This is the spirit that keeps FPAC going, largely sustained by the dedicated audiences that return to the fest every year.
Check www.filmarts.org for more event updates.
For Sponsorship Inquiries contact us at 213-380-3722. or email info[at]filamarts[dot]org
For exhibitor (food and business) information, contact John Swing at jswing[at]esipa[dot]org
ABOUT FESTIVAL OF PHILIPPINE ARTS AND CULTURE (FPAC):
The Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) was first conceptualized in 1990 as part of the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department’s Festivals Program, an arts program designed to address the multicultural constituency of the city.
Organized by about 100 artists and community leaders, the first FPAC took place at Los Angeles City College on Mother’s Day, May 14, 1992, where 3,000 participants braved the aftermath of the L.A. riots that occurred the week before. Since then, FPAC has only grown stronger and bigger, moving to Cabrillo Beach in 1994, then to Pt. Fermin Park in 2001. This year FPAC will take place at the official birthplace of the City of Los Angeles where Filipino Americans can trace their heritage in the city to its founding.
ABOUT FIL-AM ARTS:
Embracing the value of KAPWA (shared being), the Association for the Advancement of Filipino American Arts and Culture’s (also known as FilAm ARTS) mission is to facilitate community synergy and transformation by advancing the arts and diverse cultural heritage of Filipinos through arts services, presentation, and education.