The Spring Festival Silicon Valley brings together communities of San Jose and the Silicon Valley region in celebration of the Lunar New Year, which is observed by more than 25% of the world’s population. As perhaps the most visible and recognized of Asian celebrations, the Spring Festival, as the Lunar New Year celebration is traditionally known, is CPAA’s major annual event designed to pursue its three-fold mission to introduce Chinese culture as an integral part of the American society; to promote multiculturalism through collaborations; and to promote global cultural exchange through events promoting international participation. While the Festival presents the cherished arts and traditions of CPAA’s Chinese American heritage, it also engages broader community participation through the inclusion of arts of diverse cultures such as San Jose based Korean drumming (2014) and Indian dance performances (2014) as well as artists from China. This past year we included artists from the city of Chongqing in the central region of China, a rare treat for American audiences.
Silicon Valley International Art Competition (SVIAC)
Silicon Valley International Art Competition (SVIAC) – Since 2005, this event provides a platform for art enthusiasts to present their talents, to cultivate friendship among the artists, to encourage cultural exchange between Silicon Valley and other regions of the world, and to promote tourism in our community. The 2014 SVIAC competition will take place on April 20 at International Performing Arts Center (IPAC.) Spring SVIAC will include competition categories of Ballet, Folk Dance, Modern Dance, Vocal, Piano, Folk Instrument, and Martial Arts. The multiple competitions at the same time in the same venue will provide cultural exchange among artists of different art forms and among local artists and artists from other regions of the world. The judges are the masters of these fields in the Bay Area and foreign countries. The prize of Grand Prix in each category is $1,000.

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