Cultural Rooms

The Shoreline Arts Festival Cultural Room offer hands-on activities and displays. Experience different cultures, sample foods, see art, listen to music, learn to dance, and so much more.


A Look at Latinoamérica hosted by Lake City Collective

Stop by and get the little ones busy decorating a clay llamas! For the young, and young at heart, take in the sights of Central and South American countries through a VR headset. On the community stage, A Look at Latinoamérica is proud to present Traditional Panamanian dance by Panama Folklore on Saturday and Traditional Colombian dance by Rimawayniona Cumbe on Sunday. This Latinx Cultural Room is presented by Lake City Collective.

¡Los esperamos!

Latino Cultural Room from 2017


A Glimpse of Africa hosted by JHP Legacy

A note from JHP Legacy: “JHP Legacy is excited to be representing the African community at this year’s Arts Festival. We are delighted to present a dance from Benin & Ghana, West Africa. These dances are artistically significant in all aspects, especially communication. We believe that one day, we will all speak the same language, that is, rhythm.” 

A Glimpse of Africa will include African arts, designs, photos, contemporary and traditional musical instruments. The whole family to enjoy the beautiful sounds of Ghana by joining JHP for a free 45-minutes dance and drum workshop. Come prepared to sweat it out and come ready for a great experience! The dance workshop will be at 11am on the Community Stage and again at 12:30 at A Glimpse of Africa. 

African Culture Room from 2017
African Culture Room from 2017
African Cultural Room from 2018


Chinese Cultural Room hosted by Chinese Artist and Cultural Groups

Stop by to see a glimpse of the fascinating 4,000+ year history of Chinese civilization through artistic depictions in various mediums from past to present. Then, try your hand at traditional Chinese arts and crafts.  The Chinese cultural Room will have Chinese calligraphy, Chinese paper folding, lantern making, and paper cutting activities rotating throughout the weekend.

Chinese Costumes
Chinese Floutist

Experience Korea! presented by the Korean American Historical Society

Enjoy Korean American culture and arts in a safe, fun, and inviting environment. At this free event, visitors will have an opportunity to view traditional Korean clothing and pottery, read about Korean history and culture, sample Korean snacks, play with traditional musical instruments, and much more. Most importantly, visitors will have an opportunity to experience firsthand Korean heritage, culture, and arts.

Experience Korea! will be showcasing the breadth and depth of Korean and Korean American heritage, culture, and arts through interactive fun activities for the whole family. Kids can make blank cards with traditional Korean outfit on top (Jong-Y-Jup-Ki), get their faces painted with south Korean flag, make face mask (Tal) to take home, and try on traditional Korean clothing.

Experience Korea! Room from 2017


Mabuhay Philippines hosted by Filipiniana Arts and Culture

Featuring arts and craft activities, as well as workshops on Philippine Folk dance, like the world-famous Tinikling or Bamboo Dance. This cultural room will also include exhibits of modern art, ethnic musical instruments, like the Igorot and Muslim gongs and Drums, and a costume display showcasing indigenous dress through the ages. 

Philippine Culture Room