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Presenting: “The American Mosaic”. This exhibit will be dedicated to showcasing a diversity of cultural perspectives to create a mosaic of America that is as complex and varied as its people. Proudly showcasing Silicon Valley and East San Jose artists. Curated by Joe Miller and Trami Nguyen Cron.
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We are welcoming student entries. Submissions are open until August 15 through this artist exhibit form.
Enjoy workshops for the whole family. Join our makers corner for arts & crafts. Decorate our prayer flags. Learn the basic steps to your favorite dance routines.
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Feeling a little cooped up from staying in place? Join us for a stretch with yoga, tai chi, dancing, and celebration. No experience required. Put on your favorite pair of comfortable shoes.
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We’re sharing space with culture bearers of the cultures that represent East San Jose and Silicon Valley. Learn a little more about new cultures through their art. Find resonance in music, movement, and conversations, specially curated for you.
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Here’s a sneak peek into what to expect:
Celebrating and honoring our community through art.
This is the moment for new beginnings, for belonging, healing, and harmony. The Mosaic Festival Silicon Valley brings together a diverse community that celebrates the art and heritage that represents the people and communities of Silicon Valley. Through performance, visual, and collaborative art, we offer a day of celebration, food, and safe social gathering.
How do I get the best experience?
We’re encouraging everyone to participate consciously and compassionately.
Radical Inclusion & Belonging – This event is for ALL, no prerequisites. We encourage you to come as you are and show up authentically. We’ve removed any barriers to participation and through the generosity of our partners and sponsors, we’re offering this event free of charge. We’re working to remove unconscious biases in all aspects of our logistics and programming. If there are aspects you’d like to contribute or make sure that we’re aware of, please send us a note at email@example.com and we’ll be sure to get back to you and address your concerns in the name of building a more fun and welcoming event.
Self-Expression – Art corners, photography corners, and programming for dance, chanting, and self-expression will be curated. Bust out your dance moves. Share your story. Radiate your good energy.
Respect – Communities are showing up to share precious pieces of their culture and heritage to create an environment of belonging, healing, and harmony. We ask that we respect each other’s self expression, mindful of our neighbors with whom we will be sharing space. As one of the first in-person events since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we ask that you engage in consent-based practices to ensure everyone’s comfort in this re-entry period. This includes asking for permission to take someone’s photo and engage in physical contact.
How else can I participate?
Become a vendor, performer, or sponsor at the first Mosaic Festival – Silicon Valley!
Sponsorships – we’re happy to share our sponsorship packages with you or customize something that celebrates our missions and brands. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Performers & Artists – we love meeting fellow artists and expanding our community. Email email@example.com for more info on programming.
Vendors – come and meet thousands of folks from Silicon Valley and share your brand with them. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
About the School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza
The School of Arts and Culture at MHP envisions a world where creativity inspires compassion and vibrant communities. As a cultural institution in east San Jose tasked with activating a local gem, their mission is to catalyze creativity and empower community.
This fall, will be the inaugural Mosaic Festival- A festival that will cultivate Inclusion and catalyze Belonging for all in Silicon Valley. Come join us!
When: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Where: Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock San Jose
Ready to sign up?