Sponsor Christine’s Golden Run in Honor of KULARTS!

December 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

Our Golden Pinay is at it again!! 

Sponsor this incredible artist, educator and of course fabulous Kularts Board Member, Christine Balance as she runs in honor of Kularts this February, 2018 in the Surf City Half-Marathon.

Read her full message below and click the button to become a Golden Sponsor!


On February 4, 2018, I will be running the Surf City Half-Marathon in honor of KulArts, an organization that has served the South of Market Area, San Francisco/Bay Area, California and the larger Filipino diaspora for the past three decades. Over the years, KulArts has provided for me—as an artist, scholar, and community member—a place to express, experiment, and explore my self, history, and my culture. And I know it has done the same (and so much more) for countless others.


If 2017 has taught us anything it’s that, now more than ever, we ourselves have to support the people we love, the things that bring us joy, our stories and our self-expression.


Today, and in the spirit of this holiday/holy-day season, I am writing to ask for your sponsorship of my half-marathon run, with all the proceeds directly benefiting KulArts. Your donation can be as low as $1 per mile ($13.10) or as great as $100 per mile ($1,310). All sponsorship/donations will receive a tax-deductible donation letter directly from KulArts, all donors/sponsors will be listed on the KulArts website, and I will be buoyed by your generosity and spirit on the actual race day. If you’d like to follow my training journey, feel free to visit or follow me on Instagram (@basyang76).


Please help me reach my final goal of $4,192 by the end of 2017—a mere $320 per mile ($10 for every year that KulArts has existed). You can send your donation/sponsorship directly to KulArts’ Paypal account HERE or via check to Kularts 474 Faxon Ave SF, CA 94112. Please be sure to include, in the memo/message section, my running motto: STAY GOLD.


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All of our super golden sponsors with $50+ donations will receive our BRAND NEW limited edition
Kularts Canvas Tote Bag (estimated delivery: February, 2018)

Kularts’ 2017 Roundup!

December 14, 2017 in Classes & Workshops, Dialogue on Philippine Arts & Cutlure, Incarcerated 6x9, Isugid Pinoy, Parol Lantern Festival & Parade, Performances, Pinoys Here & Now Workshop Sampler, Uncategorized

Big thank you to all of our SOMA Pamilya who pitched in & helped us with this year’s Parol Lantern Festival, our last event of 2017!

It’s been an AMAZING year from SOMA Pilipinas: Filipino Cultural Heritage District being named one of the first 14 state-designated Cultural Districts to our Director Extraordinaire, Alleluia ‘Manai’ receiving the first ever San Francisco Artistic Legacy Grant!

We want to dedicate this eblast to our support system – our entire Kularts Community: commissioned artists, presented performers, community partners, collaborators, funders, staff, volunteers, audiences, and all of our supporters! SALAAMAT PO!  

Enjoy memory lane with our little collage above and SHARE photos of your favorite 2017 Kularts memories with us! Tag us on instagram: @kulartspresents

Support Kularts & Pilipino Arts! Make an end of the year donation:



December 8, 2017 in Parol Lantern Festival & Parade

Parol Lantern Festival & Parade 2017
“Let Tradition Be Our Light”
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Yerba Buena Gardens, Jessie Sq, St. Patrick’s Church-Social Hall

3…2…1 More Day til the 15th Parol Lantern Festival & Parade! 

3-5 PM @ St. Patrick’s Social Hall
Enjoy performances by Autonomous Region and taste some delicious Pilipino holiday delicacies like tsamporado, puto bumbong, tupig & much more

5 – 6 PM @ Jessie Square
Take a selfie with the NEW Parol Gallery, and check out performances by Kulintronica & ACPA Rondalla

6:15 @ YB Gardens | 6:30 – 8 PM @ Jessie Square/St. Patrick’s
Help us countdown the parade at Yerba Buena Gardens – Stonestage and check out the parade with over a dozen contingents, followed by their performances as they compete for the 2017 Tala Awards at Jessie Square!

Kularts is thankful for…

November 23, 2017 in Isugid Pinoy, Uncategorized

Thank YOU for being our loyal support system & cheering section all year long! We hope your holidays are filled with awesome company, delicious food & hilarious moments! 

Special salaamat to our first exhibition viewers! For all of our friends asking…YES you can bring all the pieces home! They are on sale as 11×17″ poster prints at Arkipelago Books, 1010 Mission St, SF, CA 94103, while supplies last.

What’s next for Isugid Pinoy!?

Kularts’ Don and Raf along with some of our friends – Kimberley Arteche & Weston Teruya with Kearny Street Workshop and Jerome Reyes with SOMCAN’s works will be exhibiting some of their latest works:

You’re invited:
Opening Exhibition Party for SOMA: South of Market
Thursday, November 30, 2017
City College of San Francisco – CCSF Library (2nd Floor)
50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco, California 94112
4:30 – 7:30 PM

Click HERE for event information and to RSVP 
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