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APAture is Kearny Street Workshop’s annual multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating emerging Asian and Pacific American (APA) artists of the San Francisco Bay Area. For 16 years, APAture has been a site of dialogue, collaboration, and political action between artists and community members around contemporary issues affecting the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

This year we’ve asked artists to explore ‘place,’ including but not limited to: displacement, reclaiming space, relationship or orientation to place, movement and migration, the loss or lack of place, or the various dimensions of place (spatial-emotional, past-present, individual-communal, etc.). How does ‘place’ resonate with you?


Festival Passes and Supporter Level Tickets can be acquired through our Indiegogo Campaign.

Presale $10-12  |  Door $12-$15  |  Opening, Book Arts, Closing Reception have free admission.


Performing Arts

co-presented by asian art museum


Oct 13  //  1-4pm
Asian Art Museum

Featured Artist: Jyun Jyun and missTANGQ

Visual Arts

co-presented by arc gallery & studios


Oct 19  //  6-10pm
Arc Gallery & Studios

Featured Artist: Malaya Tuyay

Book Arts

co-presented by kularts

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Oct 21  //  12-5pm
San Francisco Public Library (Lower Level)

Featured Artist: Jess Wu-O

Literary Arts


Oct 27  //  7-10pm
Arc Gallery & Studios

Featured Artist: Janice Sapigao



Oct 28  //  2-5pm
Z Space

Featured Artist: Jody Stillwater



Nov 2  //  9-1am
Hotel Utah | 500 4th St. San Francisco, CA

Featured Artist: Seti X


Ignite Youth Open Mic

Oct 26  //  6-9pm

APAture 2018 Closing Reception

Nov 4  //  1-4pm
Arc Gallery & Studios



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