The month of May was declared Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in 1992. In honor of this celebration of heritage we began 31 Days of Asia as a way to highlight events and places that showcase Asian arts and culture every day in May!
We see this initiative as an extension of our mission statement of exhibiting, preserving, collecting, interpreting and researching Asian art and culture. There are two events this weekend that embody the heart of 31 Days of Asia.
This Saturday, May 2 is the 25th annual signature Asian Festival, showcasing over twenty diverse Asian cultures. This free family-friendly event features artists’ booths, cultural performances, art activities, interactive games, live entertainment and more at Klyde Warren Park.
During the festival we are hosting a booth similar to StoryCorps, where we invite you to share your story with us so that we can document our communities Asian and Dallas culture. The #TellYourStory booth will be open between 1-4pm.
Sunday, May 3 is the Mystical Arts of Tibet’s Closing Ceremony. During their week-long artist residency, the Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery created a sand mandala. Now that this work of art is complete they will dismantle the sand mandala as a way to represent the impermanence of everything that exists and will disperse the sand at sunset at White Rock Lake.
To attend either of these events, please register by visiting the following links.
Saturday, May 2 from 11:00 am – 6:00pm
Mystical Arts of Tibet Closing Ceremony
Sun May 03 2015 3:00 pm — 4:30 pm