Silk Screen is a year-long celebration of Asian and Asian-American arts and culture.
- January - First Night Pittsburgh - Asian Dance & Cultural showcase presented with the Cultural Trust.
- January - Sewickley Film Series - Presenting a series of Asian documentaries focusing on women's issues in Asia. Each film follwed by a discussion.
- February - Chinese New Year Celebration - at the Children's Museum featuring music, dance, and crafts for the Year of the Dragon and Lion Dance Parade.
- February - Asia Unreeled Film Series - in partnership with Pittsburgh Asian Studies Dept, Confucius Institute and Winchester Thurston School. Four weeks of films with content on Asia, each film followed by a discussion on the content area.
- March - Diversity Day - Minnedao Elementray - Cultural performers, Pittsburgh Public Schools.
- May - Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival - 10 day celebration of Asian-American films.
- June - Middle Eastern Celebration Day - Celebration of India's Independence, Nationality Rooms, Pitt
- September - Dragon Boat Festival - Asian music, culture and dance with Dragon boat demonstrations and rides, Southside River Park.
- October - Gandhi's Birthday Celebration - Insightful look at life of Mahatma Gandhi at CMU campus.
- November - Middle Eastern Films - A weekend of Middle East films, Penn State-Greater Allegheny
- November - Three Rivers International Film Festival - Festival entries, presentation of Asian films.
The Silk Screen Education Program includes all aspects of the arts from Asia.
Silk Screen brings education to students of all ages by sharing experiences with origins from Turkey, China, India, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines and more. The events are in-line with our mission to increase awareness and support of Silk Screen’s cultural programming of Asia.
Through the media of film, music, dance, and theater, all communities are able to learn and experience each other’s cultures and come to recognize our shared human experience. Silk Screen has heightened both local residents and visitors’ of all ages to have a better understanding that Pittsburgh is not just part of Allegheny County, but part of a global community.
The Silk Screen Film Program includes year-round screenings of Asian and Asian American films.
Silk Screen goes beyond the annual Film Festival. The Sewickely Series and AsiaUnreeled provides an inside look at life in Asia through film as well as dynamic speakers to discuss the issues with high school and college students. The Japanese Film Series presents historical, modern, and traditional films with professors to discuss the genre, style and social impact with college and graduate students.
The Silk Screen Music Program includes live performances of Asian and world music.
Silk Screen has invited performers who share traditional and modern music with origins from Turkey, China, India, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines etc. The performances are in-line with our mission to increase awareness and support of Silk Screen’s cultural programming of Asia.
The Silk Screen Dance Program includes live performances of Asian dance.
Silk Screen has showcased dancers who share traditional and modern dance pieces with origins from Turkey, China, India, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines etc. The performances are in-line with our mission to increase awareness and support of Silk Screen’s cultural programming of Asia.