Artwallah’s Afterlife – June 18 to June 20th

artwallah_logo_w-on-b.jpg For Southern Californians who are making plans for the weekend – you should know, there has been a revival. Artwallah is back and though it is not as grandiose as the weekend long festival of yester years, the line-up this year seems pretty boss. It is the tenth anniversary festival, and long time Los Angeles residents will remember what an iconic event this festival once used to be.

North America’s decade-old, internationally renowned arts festival of the South Asian diaspora will present the freshest Cultural-Art-Collision on June 18th to 20th 2010 at the venerable Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.



Co-presented by The South Asian Artists Collective and Highways, the tenth anniversary festival celebrates the theme of “Afterlife” with a presentation of original artist collaborations and multi-disciplinary performance – and an engaging children’s program for families. Tickets are now available online at or via the Highways box office at 310-315-1459.[artwallah]

Artists on the line-up The Pieces, MadGuru’s screening of Gul, a dance piece by Shyamala Moorty, comedic songs by Rasika Mathur, reading by Shilpa Agarwal (Haunting Bombay), and many, many more. There is also a gallery exhibit featuring “Thums Up N Up”, an installation by Yatin Parkhani. And on Sunday, there’s a children’s program with a yoga/comedy improv class and bhangra dance class. There’s a little bit of something, for everyone.

Abhi and I will both be making it out to this amazing event. I hope you’ll be able to make it too, L.A.!

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3 thoughts on “Artwallah’s Afterlife – June 18 to June 20th

  1. YAY! Artwallah is back! The landscape felt a little empty w/out them. We’ll try to come from SD, but might have to make it next time. I hope they do something w/the Levantine Center some time.

  2. i hope the festival went well. and i hope that it was attended by all new people, and that no one from previous years participated in this years show

  3. Artwallah is a great festival, I attended this year and it was a doubly, well rounded festival!

    A festival fit for PAULA abdul! drving up in a rolls ROYce! eating BERries! with or without a MAN!

    DOUBLY fun, so much that I could SQUEEZE every last drop of fun out of it!