FilAm Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles that advocates for FilAm and Pilipino culture by connecting people through facilitating arts and culture programming so that our cultural identity may be properly represented, embraced, preserved for future generations.
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 and to Echo Park in 2017.
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles makes live music accessible to all, creating stronger and more connected communities while celebrating the diversity of our city and beyond.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FilAm ARTS (The Association for the Advancement of Filipino American Arts and Culture) is thrilled to announce the return of The Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC), the longest-running Filipino cultural celebration in Southern California now in its 28th year, live and in person, September 3rd, from 4 - 10 PM at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park.
The event is FREE and open to the public.
The last in-person festival was held at Echo Park in 2017. In 2020, FilAm Arts successfully produced a three-day virtual festival, drawing thousands of viewers from around the world.
“Since its inception, FPAC has given countless artists various opportunities to amplify the voices of Filipino-Americans and Filipinos in the diaspora. We all look forward to having FPAC return in person. Kaya natin ito ( We can do this),” says Giovanni Ortega, Festival Director.
The Festival (FPAC2022) will feature Filipino food booths curated by Usapan and merchandise booths curated by SoCal Filipinos, a ticketed VIP rum/craft beer garden, a community pavilion led by Search to Involve Pilipino Americans, The freshly-named Tony Ringor Senior Pavilion, Children’s Pavilion featuring Filipino storytelling with children's books for sale from Philippine Expressions Bookshop, a vaccine clinic provided by LA County, a DWP Mobile Water trailer providing free drinking water to reduce plastic waste on-site, Sari-Sari art installation by artist Francis Gum and a fleet of Toyota’s new vehicles.
"The Further Adventures of Ned's LOLA"
Art by Ben Lee Deguzman
Levitt Pavilion (MacArthur Park), 2230 W 6th St, Los Angeles, California 90057, United States
Saturday, 4- 10 PM
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