Image Description: Photo by Anth Bongco. Audience members lift their hands towards a stage off camera. They are sitting on the floor of Kapwa Gardengs outdoors, and standing with their hands raised, with two blue tents standing in the background.

KSW50: To Imagine is to Exist Gala

APICC is proud to celebrate Kearny Street Workshop's 50 Year Anniversary as part of the 25th Annual United States of Asian America Festival.

Join a Gala filled with entertainment from a star-studded line up, an auction of art and goods, delicious appetizers and cocktails, and a celebration of KSW’s 50 years as a force and home for empowering APA communities.

2022 marks 50 years of making community out of artists, artists out of community, and creating programs that reflect our life experiences, histories, and dreams. Five decades of creating programs that reflect our life experiences, histories, and dreams. Events will begin next year and continue into 2023. This programming will commemorate our roots in San Francisco’s International Hotel, uplift the movements and issues our artists and organizers have engaged in throughout the years, and celebrate the transformative power of Asian Pacific American arts. 




Founded in 1972, during the height of the Asian American cultural movement, Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) is the oldest Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization in the country.

Through collaborations with other arts organizations and cultural communities, both locally and nationally, KSW provides a forum for Asian American artists of different media to reach a wide, diverse audience. The American Jazz Festival, started by KSW in 1981 flourishes to the present day.

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Sponsorship opportunities and tickets will be available in varying capacities starting in April.
@kearnystreetworkshop #KSW50

June 11, 2022 at 5:00pm - 9pm
SF Mint, Zoom and YouTube
88 5th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
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$75.00 USD · Purchase tickets