Locating the Sacred

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 through Sunday, September 23, 2012

WNYC is a media partner of the Asian American Arts Alliance's "Locating the Sacred" Festival. A citywide twelve-day, twenty-event project that brings diverse artists and spaces together. September 12-23, 2012

The festival showcases the diversity and talent of the Asian American community, which now constitutes more than 1 million people in New York (13 percent of the population) and is the most rapidly growing cultural group in the city. The artists will connect with space hosts—from museums to schools to churches—to create events together. The result of these collaborations will be presented for all New Yorkers to experience. The festival aims to promote artists as agents of change, demonstrating the power of art and culture to unleash imagination, break down barriers, and connect communities together for the greater good. At a time of great turmoil in the world—economic, political, and cultural—the festival provides opportunities to explore what remains sacred in our lives during turbulent times, how we might draw inspiration from each other, and how we can imagine moving forward as a society.