What the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation and its board with Executive Director Maki Hsieh have done to bring our community together and give students professional experiences is truly extraordinary.
— Congresswoman Judy Chu, 2018 Arcadia Americana Festival


The Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation is a community transformation organization supporting the Arcadia Performing Arts Center, public school arts excellence, and world-class cultural arts for youth, families, and seniors in the Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley region. As the busiest performing arts center in the region, the Arcadia Performing Arts Center is a cultural destination and youth talent incubator that makes great art accessible to all.

  • Contributed $447,267 to the school district since 2012

  • Awarded $16,000 in college scholarships

  • Welcomed 110,000 guests in 2018

  • Daily classroom for 1,300 high school students

  • Busiest venue in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley

  • L.A. Business Journal Top Performing Arts Venue List

  • Forbes Non-Profit Council Member

  • President's National Volunteer Award certifying organization

  • Five festivals, three galas raise critical funds for arts

  • Arcadia Classical Festival

  • Sunday With Santa Festival

  • Arcadia Lunar New Year Festival

  • Arcadia Americana Festival

  • Arcadia STEAM+M Festival

  • ArtWork job training program

  • Summer Arts Program for children

  • California Children’s Choir