Filipino American Arts Exposition (FAAE)

Mission Statement

The Filipino American Arts Exposition (FAAE) is a vital part of the rich tapestry of cultures and ethnic communities of the San Francisco Bay Area through its promotion of Filipino American art, music, film and dance.

FAAE celebrates its ancestral heritage and contemporary traditions, broadening awareness and deepening the understanding of Filipino history, achievements and culture.

Founded in 1994, FAAE is a grassroots, nonprofit organization that contributes to the artistic and cultural pride of the Filipino American community and strives to be a meaningful community tradition among the many great ethnic institutions of San Francisco.


FAAE Board Of Directors

Al Perez, Principal, Creative i Studio
Hydra Mendoza, President, SF Board of Education
Cesario Calanoc, Branch Manager, US Bank
Shirley Manan, Strategic Partner, Mosaic
Monica Tucker, Group Sales, Oakland Raiders

Advisory Board

Dennis Normandy, Commissioner, San Francisco Civil Service Commission
Rudy Asercion, Executive Director, West Bay Pilipino Multiservice Center
Pearl Parmelee, Marketing Manager, Mama Sita's
Tony Villegas, College of Alameda

Steering Committees

PR / Media
Pistahan Parade
Pistahan Festival Production
Special Events
Art Pavilion
Creativity Pavilion
Culinary Pavilion
Dance Pavilion
Health Pavilion
Heritage Pavilion
Expo Magazine


FAAE’s world-class cultural and community events include (partial list):

  • Pistahan Parade and Festival at the Yerba Buena Gardens (2nd weekend in August)
  • Sine! Sine! Film Fest
  • Carriers of Tradition Folk Art Exhibit at City Hall
  • Tanghalan Theater Festival
  • Pamana Arts Legacy Awards
  • Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Reception Celebrating Filipino Heritage Month
  • Four Filipino Artists, art exhibit at the Philippine Consulate
  • Filipino Centennial Gala Dinner & Ball
  • A Salute to the Young Champion: Cheryl Burke
  • After 9/11 Art Exhibit and Reception with Gen. Antonio Taguba
  • Cocktail Mixer with Cultural Center of the Philippines Centennial Honoree Butch Dalisay
  • Bayanihan National Dance Company of the Philippines concert at Cal Performances
  • Filipino Heritage Night with the San Francisco Giants
  • Filipino Heritage Game with the Oakland Raiders
  • Filipino Heritage Night with the Golden State Warriors
  • Filipino Heritage Night with the Sacramento Kings