Our Mission

The Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation is a non-profit 501c(3) community transformation organization supporting the Arcadia Performing Arts Center, arts education in the schools, and access to arts excellence for youth, families, and seniors in the Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley region. The Arcadia Performing Arts Center is the region's premiere cultural destination and youth talent incubator that makes great art accessible to all.


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

What We've Achieved

  • Contributed $447,267 to the school district since 2012
  • Awarded $16,000 college scholarships
  • Welcomed 110,000 guests in 2018
  • Daily classroom for 1,350 high school students 
  • Busiest venue in Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley
  • L.A. Business Journal Top Performing Arts Venue List
  • Launched Arcadia Classical Series
  • Launched Arcadia STEAM+M Festival with City of Arcadia
  • Launched Arcadia Americana Festival honoring military
  • Launched Black Box Series for sensory-friendly children's plays and professional theatre
  • Launched Arcadia Lunar New Year Festival
  • Launched ArtWork job training program
  • Make Change Awards nominee for impact-driven work
  • Official Certifying Organization for President's National Volunteer Award