FilamArts: Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC)
The Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC), or Filam Arts, celebrates Filipino heritage, arts, and creativity annually in Los Angeles, California. It is the largest gathering of Filipino artistry in the United States.
FPAC began in 1990 under the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department’s Festivals Program, aimed at embracing the city’s diverse population.
Initiated by approximately 100 artists and community leaders, the inaugural FPAC happened at Los Angeles City College in 1992.
FPAC offers a window into the rich cultural tapestry of the Philippines, showcasing traditional and contemporary art forms passed down through generations.
Filam Arts: The old and the new
Filam Arts are more than just a festival; it’s a vibrant platform that bridges the gap between the old and the new, connecting Filipino traditions with modern expressions.
From intricate traditional dances, Baybayin, Balagtasin, Filipino martial arts, and original Pinoy music to intricate crafts and delectable cuisine, the festival creates an immersive experience that transports attendees to the heart of Filipino culture.
Beacon of cultural pride
Since its inception, FPAC, through Filam Arts, has been a beacon of cultural pride and unity, bringing together people from all walks of life to appreciate and learn about the Philippines’ artistic heritage.
It’s a space where stories are shared, traditions are honored, and creativity is celebrated.
The Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture celebration pays homage to the past and, at the same time, paves the way for a vibrant and diverse future through arts and culture.