Thank you to all who participated in and supported the 2022 Umbrella Arts Festival!

The Umbrella Arts Festival is a cultural celebration of the Asian, South Asian,

Pacific Islander American community in Evanston.

The umbrella symbolizes the ASPA diaspora which includes a diversity of

ethnicities from over 40 countries around the world, and is inclusive of the

many intersections of identities that exist in our communities.

Kids Create Change

Kids Create Change

Mandala Arts

Mandala Arts

Umbrella Arts Festival

Umbrella Arts Festival

Mandala Arts

Mandala Arts

Nayon Filipino Dance Troupe

Nayon Filipino Dance Troupe

Mandala Arts

Mandala Arts

Mandala Chalk Drawings

Mandala Chalk Drawings

Filipino Tinikling Bamboo Stick Dance

Filipino Tinikling Bamboo Stick Dance

PPSEAWA

PPSEAWA

Mandala Chalk Drawing

Mandala Chalk Drawing

Mandala Chalk Drawing

Mandala Chalk Drawing

ETHS Student Volunteers

ETHS Student Volunteers

Artist Book House

Artist Book House

Artist Book House

Artist Book House

Artist Book House

Artist Book House

Sarita Kamat, Artist

Sarita Kamat, Artist

Mandala Chalk Drawing

Mandala Chalk Drawing

Mandala Chalk Drawing

Mandala Chalk Drawing

Kids Create Change

Kids Create Change

Kids Create Change

Kids Create Change

Kids Create Change

Kids Create Change

Kids Create Change

Kids Create Change

Kids Create Change

Kids Create Change

Umbrella Arts Festival

Umbrella Arts Festival

ETHS Student Volunteers

ETHS Student Volunteers

Prairie Ave Gallery

Prairie Ave Gallery

Sinag Filipino Art Group

Sinag Filipino Art Group

Artist Book House

Artist Book House

Artist Book House

Artist Book House

Mandala Chalk Drawing

Mandala Chalk Drawing

Mandala Chalk Drawing

Mandala Chalk Drawing

Crowd Gathered for Performances

Crowd Gathered for Performances

Crowd Gathered for Performances

Crowd Gathered for Performances

Mandala Chalk Drawing

Mandala Chalk Drawing

Evanston Pride

Evanston Pride

Funkadesi

Funkadesi

Young Volunteers

Young Volunteers

Khmer Cambodian Cuisine

Khmer Cambodian Cuisine

Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club

Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club

Downtown Evanston Fountain Square

Downtown Evanston Fountain Square

Flying Fairies

Flying Fairies

Flying Fairies

Flying Fairies

Mandala Arts

Mandala Arts

Lucky Henna

Lucky Henna

Evanston Pride

Evanston Pride

Mayor Daniel Biss

Mayor Daniel Biss

Dear Evanston Captures the Essence of the Festival

Participating Artists, Community Organizations and Vendors

​Asian American Caucus

Evanston City Clerk

Evanston ASPA

Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club

Evanston Pride

Evanston Public Library

HANA Center

Northwestern Cambodian Group

PEP

PPSEAWA

Coffee Lab & Nayon

Khmai

Link Physical Therapy

Mt. Everest Restaurant

Positively Asian

Yasotorn Thai

Performing Artists

Mandala Arts

Flying Fairies

Nayon Troupe

HANA Pungmul Drummers

Bollywood Groove

Funkadesi

Umbrella Arts Festival 2021 (formerly ASAPIA Heritage Arts Festival)

In 2021 Evanston hosted its first Arts Festival celebrating Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander heritage and culture on May 22, 2021 in Fountain Square.  We had over 350 attendees!  Check out these photos from that event...

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Our goal is to increase visibility and representation of the ASPA community.  By spotlighting businesses, promoting restauranteurs, and giving artists, musicians, performers, writers, and makers a platform for sharing their work!

We are a grassroots, volunteer initiative that depends solely on grants and donations.

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