Community Partner Spotlight: Asia Society Texas Center

Although 2015 was Magical Winter Lights’ inaugural year in Houston, it has already received support from several local community partners and non-profit organizations. This week’s community partner spotlight features the Asia Society Texas Center. The organization was instrumental in spreading awareness of Magical Winter Lights by promoting the festival through various marketing channels.

The Asia Society Texas Center is one of twelve centers of the Asia Society used to build the bridge and cultivate relationships between Americans and Asian communities. The founding of the organization’s Houston branch was pioneered by the former First Lady Barbara Bush and former Ambassador Roy M. Huffington. Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi designed Asia Society’s current Houston home and it was opened to the public in 2012. Since its establishment in 1979, The Asia Society Texas Center has become one of the most influential art organizations in the Houston area.

The Texas Center is responsible for highlighting the diversity of Houston and providing programs that are both enriching and engaging in our community. Some programs provided by the Center include: arts & culture, business & policy, education & outreach, and art exhibitions. Annual events include Asia Fest, a family friendly event celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage, and Night Market, a festive market with local vendors, crafts, and treats. They also regularly facilitate various lectures, cultural performances, and film screenings. The full schedule of their upcoming events can be found here.

Magical Winter Lights is proud and grateful to have Asia Society Texas Center as a community partner that also strives to promote diversity and culture in Houston.

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