By Roy Hirabayashi, co-founder of San Jose Taiko and a leader in our local arts community.

What are folk and traditional arts? The definition can vary from where you live and the cultural community in your neighborhood. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has the following description:

“The folk…


Sports Marketing with San Jose Earthquakes — Communicating the essence of a brand.

Grab a seat behind the goal about halfway up the stands at Avaya Stadium. Take in the game and the air traffic of Mineta Airport in the distance, framed by the boxy downtown San Jose skyline and the peaks that form the Santa Clara Valley. The sun sets about halfway…


Part #3

In this shelter-in-place season, arts organizations and creatives have faced new hurtles in engaging audiences, donors, and artists. But what better way of overcoming the odds than with a little creative problem solving? Navigating Communications & Engagement for the Arts, a three-week series created by SVCreates, San Jose…


In this shelter-in-place season, arts organizations and creatives have faced new hurtles in engaging audiences, donors, and artists. But what better way of overcoming the odds than with a little creative problem solving? Navigating Communications & Engagement for the Arts, a three-week series created by SVCreates, San Jose Office of…


Session 1

“Your brand existed before COVID and it’s going to exist after COVID” — Niall Adler

In this shelter-in-place season, arts organizations and creatives have faced new hurtles in engaging audiences, donors, and artists. But what better way of overcoming the odds than with a little creative problem solving? Navigating Communications…


Written by Johanna Hickle

“Let’s get better at having hard conversations!”

When we picture acts of courage, perhaps the first scenarios that scroll through our minds involve men and women who brave skin-melting heat to pull children from flame-ravaged buildings or who throw themselves into the path of oncoming bullets…


“Love shows itself in different ways” _Angeline Vu

How do we care for our loved ones well? This question, simple in theory, isn’t always so straightforward. A group of San Jose State University students explore this concept in their story Felt Love, a 2D and stop motion animated short film…


By Chike Nwoffiah, Founding Director, Silicon Valley African Film Festival

From the griots of the 12th century Mali Empire to the rappers of present-day America, the artist continues to be the mirror that reflects who we are or should be as a people. I come from the Igbo ethnic group…


Brian Eder and Cherri Lakey

If you’ve ever participated in the First Friday Art Walk, or seen the Phantom Galleries while strolling downtown, or been in to Kaleid Gallery, you’ve probably heard about Anno Domini, operated by Brian Eder and Cherri Lakey, two very passionate individuals who have set out to cultivate the fledgling art…


You have probably used one of Scot Herbst’s products before. Not just admired it in a gallery but really used it. Reclining on garden furniture, riding a bike, cutting open a box, perhaps you even pulled your kids around on one of his wagons. Unfortunately, we do not always notice…

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