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Storytelling and cultural arts meet at Mosaic America, a Silicon Valley nonprofit organizer of events, commissioned works, and art festivals.

Upcoming Events

Sculpture from An American Mosaic

An American Mosaic

Fri, Aug 5 – Sun, Sep 18, 2022

Visual Art Exhibit @ Mexican Heritage Plaza
Experience our uniquely American journeys through the eyes, colors, and sculptures of local visual artists
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RIGHTSTARTER PC Munoz & DEM ONE

Mosaic @ Summerfest

Sun, Aug 14, 2022, 1 PM PDT

Mosaic presents RIGHTSTARTER
(acclaimed percussionist/writer PC Muñoz and award-winning rapper DEM ONE) will premiere “Black/Pacific: Dispatches from the Noble Savage”
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Community at Mosaic Festival

Mosaic Festival Silicon Valley

Fri & Sat, Aug 26 & 27, 2022

Food, Arts, Vendors
Global Dance Party, Outdoor cultural participatory experiences, Healing practices, Workshops, Theater performances
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Glimpses of the 2021 Mosaic Festival

History,
Identity,
Culture.

 

Americans tend to recognize or disown part or all of our history. Each of us sees our future in a specific color (red, blue, brown, black, white). Most of us prioritize a hyphenated identity over our American identity.

Mosaic America hopes to address these divisive forces through a movement that propels all of us towards an inclusive and shared future. We aim to do this using the one thing that has the power to unite us all: art.

Throughout the year, Mosaic America hosts multicultural nonprofit art festivals and curated events that cultivate belonging and social cohesion amongst Silicon Valley’s diverse communities.

Every Place is a Mosaic.

 

Mosaic’s thoughtfully curated programming weaves through the forgotten and remembered journeys in and of a specific Place, presenting living moments that are drawn from all our histories. We work with local artists and community leaders to authentically represent cultures collaboratively and inclusively, to irrevocably cultivate Belonging.

Through the pieces of art created during this process, we uncover threads that connect our different cultures, proving once again that art can unite us.

Testimonials

“Mosaic America is an incredible arts experience for our global population. It strengthens the realization that we are truly “one” despite differences in form or style. This “oneness” is embedded into the fabric of Mosaic America’s performance design.”

Coleen Lorenz
President of Arts Unity Movement non-profit and Artistic Director of NewGround Theatre Dance Company

“In an area known for the quality and diversity of culturally specific dance performance, Sangam Arts (now Mosaic America) is an important conduit for multicultural understanding through the arts”

Māhealani Uchiyama
Founder & Artistic Director, Center for International Dance

“As Chinese American living in the Bay Area, we share so much in common with other cultures, yet often unaware of our similarities. I really appreciate Sangam Arts’ (now Mosaic America) innovative approach in cutting across cultural diversity and knitting together our similarities.”

Hai Yan Jackson
Chinese dancer, Choreographer and teacher
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Hummingbird Circle – a 3-hour Ohlone-led outdoor festival

Hummingbird Circle – a 3-hour Ohlone-led outdoor festival

Presented by Mosaic America and West Valley College. An Ohlone-led outdoor festival featured storytelling, with demos / workshops (e.g., making grass-skirts, necklaces and other regalia), culminated in the Hummingbird Circle dance. Students and community members were invited to participate and engage with culture-bearers.

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Poetry & Process in Daily Life

Poetry & Process in Daily Life

Lisa Rosenberg led an engaged group of attendees for informal discussions and an interactive presentation on ways to explore life through poetry at the San Jose Woman’s Club.

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Priya Living was among the first sponsors to support us on this important journey of strengthening place-based communities through intercultural arts - thanks to Mahesh Nihalani (Uncle!) who has championed our cause. Priya Living seniors are a joy to be around and we enjoy their participation in our events. So grateful for their steadfast support and look forward to seeing them at the festival. #PriyaLiving #SeniorWellness #mosaicfestival ... See MoreSee Less
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As agents of change through the arts, Mosaic America wouldn’t be where it is today without the partnership of like-minded organizations. Thanks to these partners, we are able to continue supporting local artists and catalyze inclusion in the many communities of Silicon Valley.