Asian American Arts Alliance's
29th Anniversary Gala!
OVATION, a4's 29th Anniversary Gala, took place on October 18, 2011 at Tribeca Rooftop. Thanks to all involved for making this a great event!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 6:30pm
TriBeCa Rooftop, 2 Desbrosses St, NYC
Cocktails, dinner, silent auction and performances!
Join the Asian American Arts Alliance (a4) at our annual star-studded celebration benefiting New York City's vibrant and diverse Asian American artistic community.
Past galas have attracted more than 1,000 artists, cultural and business leaders, philanthropists, elected officials, and community members. Honorees and presenters have included Margaret Cho, David Henry Hwang, Phillip Lim, Suketu Mehta, Mira Nair, SuChin Pak, Maulik Pancholy, Jeff Staple, BD Wong, and many others.
Tickets and the silent auction are now closed.
President and Executive Director of the New York Philharmonic
Prior New York State Council on the Arts Program
Associate, Special Arts Services Program.
photo by Kitty Katz
Fay Ann Lee
Actor, Director, Writer
Wai Look Award
Co-founder of Rising Circle Theater Collective
Arabic Music & Dance
Michael Mao Dance
Our 2011 Gala Benefit Committee
Theodore Berger, William Chan, Alec Chang, Anthony Chang, Paul Chau, Rocky Chin, Lillian Cho, Matthew Jozoff, Diana Lee, Lily Lu, Cobi Narita & Paul Ash, Alan Okada, Ron Ostermann, Sari Pessah, Ravi Rajan, Athena Robles & G. Richard Dodge, Jr., Mark Swicegood, Sam & Pauline Wang, Eric Wong
List in Formation
Contact Andrea Louie, Executive Director, at 212-941-9208 ext. 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, to get involved, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.
a4's 29th Annual Gala Benefit is generously supported by Credit Suisse; The Ong Family Foundation; TD Bank; Arnold & Porter, LLP; Emmet, Marvin & Martin, LLP; and Kramer Levin, LLP.
Tisa Chang | Artistic Producing Director, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
Mana Hashimoto | Dancer & Choreographer
Jeffrey Ng (aka jeffstaple) | Founder & Creative Director, Staple Design
Shen Wei | Artistic Director, Shen Wei Dance Arts
Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma | The Children's Orchestra Society
View honoree press release & bios
Check out a4's interviews with our Honorees
Art cannot happen without passionate collaborators who work behind the scenes. For almost three decades, the Asian American Arts Alliance has supported hundreds of artists and arts groups, accelerating their advancement. The organization has responded to changing needs, pushed through uncertain times, and championed our issues. As Asian American artists find their voices, the Alliance helps these voices to be heard. The Gala is our opportunity to gather together and celebrate these achievements.
—David Henry Hwang,
2010 Benefit Committee Honorary Chair
a4's programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. Additional support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Metropolitan Life Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Con Edison, The New York Community Trust, the Asian Women Giving Circle, and Credit Suisse.