Kearny Street Workshop to host 60 Asian Pacific artists at 16th APAture fest

/ 11:58 PM September 01, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) is amplifying the voices of the Bay Area’s emerging Asian Pacific American (APA) artists at APAture 2017: Unravel.


This year marks APAture’s 16th season, as well as KSW’s 45th year anniversary, making it the oldest Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization in the country.

Over the course of four weekends between September 29th and October 28th, APATure’s six showcases are providing a space for the community to experience the work of six featured artists, along with over 60 other local up-and-coming APA artists.


This year’s theme, Unravel, examines our stories, hxstories, narratives, and beliefs, leading us to these questions: What are the interconnected threads we wish to investigate and untangle? What is there to discover when we unravel?

“At a time when immigrants and people of color are being denied their stories, APAture is vital, showcasing the beauty and power of our community,” says Vanessa Hua, a featured artist, Literary Arts Showcase at APAture 2017.

Throughout the four weekends, attendees have the opportunity to immerse themselves in each showcase: Visual (Rea Lynn DeGuzman), Literary (Vanessa Hua, Deceit and Other Possibilities), Music (Kohinoorgasm), Film (Cyrus Tabar), Book Arts (Innosanto Nagara, A is for Activist), and Performance (Zulfikar Ali Bhutto).

Unravel is designed to spark dialogue around contemporary social issues, especially those that affect the diverse array of APA populations, and inspire collaboration between artists and community members towards social action.

For times, locations, and ticket information for APAture 2017: Unravel, visit

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