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Mosaic Festival Silicon Valley has new date – Oct. 2

/ 09:46 AM September 02, 2021

Mosaic Festival, a day of art, performance, food and workshops will celebrate and honor the culturally distinct communities of San Jose and Silicon Valley, California, on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.

Mosaic America, the Silicon Valley nonprofit organizer of the Mosaic Festival explained that its partner,  the School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in East San Jose, needed a date shift in order to meet the needs of the school’s creative and local communities.” 

 

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“We thank MOSAIC’s leadership for their flexibility and understanding said Jessica Paz-Cedillos, executive director of the School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza. “We know that this new date will not compromise the beautiful art-making and relationship-building that has become the hallmark of Mosaic events.”

The festival will be hosted by poet Danny Thien Le and recording artist-cum-podcast host Demone Carter. Their confirmed performers include the much-anticipated works, music, and choreography of New Ballet, Ray Furuta Ensemble, Opera Cultura, Tabia African American Theatre Ensemble, Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí, and Xpressions San Jose.

The Mosaic Festival is also co-presenting an art exhibit with Works/San José and the School of Arts & Culture. “An American Mosaic” will feature the works of 12 artists from within and around San Jose, beginning September 10th through October 3rd at the Gallery of the Mexican Heritage Plaza. The exhibit is curated by Joe Miller.

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“We are proud to present so many communities, artists, and culture-bearers that make Silicon Valley a beacon to the world, not only in tech but also in diversity and belonging,” said Usha Srinivasan, CEO & Co-founder of Mosaic America.”

The festival is funded in part by Applied Materials, Knight Foundation, Adobe, Google, Healthtrust, the City of San Jose Office of Racial Equity, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Silicon Valley Creates, Wyndham Garden, and Priya Living. For more information on the Mosaic Festival, visit www.MosaicAmerica.org/Festival.

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