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Enjoy Traditional Chinese Food, Dance, and Performance at A Glimpse of China- Seattle Chinese Culture & Arts Festival


Festival to feature even more food options than before on Saturday, May 18

 

 

SEATTLE – A Glimpse of China - Seattle Chinese Culture & Arts Festival, returns to Seattle Center Festál on Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with a traditional Chinese clothing fashion show, Chinese cuisine, dance and music performances, community resources, and more.

 

Food offerings include fried dumplings, fried noodles, kebabs, tea eggs, sour plum drink, and honey lemonade. There will also be a multicultural visual arts exhibition and displays from Chinese Arts & Music Association and American Academy of Fine Arts.

 

The festival’s lineup of performers features martial arts performances, Chinese traditional and ethnic dance, a waist drum performance, and more. The whole family can join in the fun with kids’ activities like a children’s artwork award ceremony, as well as a youth vocalist performance.

 

“Festál brings together our Seattle community to joyously celebrate the rich tapestry of our cultural diversity,” said Managing Artistic Director, Cultural Programs Heidi Jackson. “As the Glimpse of China festival showcases the young generation carrying forward Chinese heritage and traditions, we reaffirm our commitment to fostering inclusive and unforgettable experiences. These cultural festivals embody the vibrancy that characterizes our city.”

 

Admission is free of charge. For more information on this festival and to learn more about this collection of ethnic, cultural events, www.seattlecenter.com/festal, or call (206) 684-7200.

 

About Glimpse of China

The organizer of A Glimpse of China, the Washington Chinese Arts & Culture Committee (WCACC), was founded in 2005. WCACC is a 501©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 dedicated volunteers who share the same vision and passion for China/US cultural exchange. Over the past 18 years, WCACC has initiated and co-organized numerous community events in the greater Seattle area. Information on the festival is available at www.seattlecenter.com, as well as on Facebook, Instagram and www.chinaartsandculture.org.

 

About Seattle Center Festál

Seattle Center Festál is where the world gathers to celebrate the people, the places, the stories, and the traditions of diverse ethnic communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. This unique public program series links together 24 free festivals, each offering its own cultural focus, identity, and range of engaging activities to cultivate a deeper understanding of the diversity of our region. Seattle Center Festál is produced in partnership with community groups, presented on weekends from February to November, and supported by City of Seattle, Seattle Center Foundation, and 4Culture. Festál is also part of the ArtsFund Cultural Partners Network.

 

About Seattle Center

Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts, and family gathering place in the core of our city and region. Seattle Center’s 74-acre campus, centered around the International Fountain, is part of the Uptown Arts & Cultural District and home to Climate Pledge Arena; more than 30 cultural, educational, sports, and entertainment organizations; and a broad range of public and community programs. In everything it does, Seattle Center’s mission is to create exceptional events, experiences, and environments which delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities.

 

Seattle Center has expanded its role to provide maintenance and public safety services for Seattle’s new Waterfront Park, a series of new public spaces on Seattle’s downtown waterfront between Pioneer Square and the Seattle Aquarium. Seattle Center supports managing these new waterfront public spaces in partnership with the non-profit Friends of Waterfront Seattle, which offers the community a range of recreational and cultural programming. 

 

Thanks to the support of Official Seattle Center Partners – Alaska Airlines, The Climate Pledge, Coors Light, Pepsi, Premera Blue Cross, Symetra, T-Mobile, and WaFd Bank – Seattle Center is the #1 arts and entertainment destination in the Pacific Northwest with 12 million annual visitors, generating $1.864 billion in business activity and more than $631 million in labor income annually.  www.seattlecenter.com

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