A4 Celebrates 40 Years!

Join us for our 40th Anniversary Gala: Reflecting Forward!

Thursday October 12, 2023
Manny Cantor Center
197 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002

You’re invited for an evening of artistic dedications and special performances, a cocktail reception, and dinner. Funds raised from this event will directly support the work of hundreds of AAPI artists and arts groups, as well as help A4 provide services throughout the year and beyond.

Bid in our 40th Anniversary Silent Auction

Click the link below to bid on visual art, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and more from generous members of our community. You can be the lucky winner of a private knitting lesson by BD Wong or tickets to “Little Shop of Horrors” off Broadway starring Constance Wu. All proceeds will be split equally between the participating artists and A4’s 40th Anniversary Fund.

The online-only auction opens on October 2, 2023 at 10:00am ET and close on October 16, 2023 at 6:00pm ET.

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Tariq Ahmad
Theodore & Asya Berger
Elena Chang
Xhingyu Chen
Rockwell “Rocky” Chin
Claire Chung
JiaJia Fei
Amy Hau
Steven Hsiao
Reena Jana
Leslie Kuo
Risha Lee
Ronald Lee
Joanna Lee & Ken Smith
Kelin Li
Alan Lo
Andrea Louie
Lily J. Lu
Elliot Lum
Michelle Pham
Ravi Rajan
Athena Robles
Tiffany Tay
Angela Wei
Perry Yung

Baker & Dr. Nadine A. Chang, with Morgan Marcell, Producing Sponsor
Reena Jana & Geoffrey MacAdam, Producing Sponsor
Akshay Kumar & Michelle Pham, Producing Sponsor
Kelin Li, Producing Sponsor
Alan Lo, Producing Sponsor
Angela Wei, Producing Sponsor
Xhingyu Chen, Community Sponsor
Rocky Chin & May Ying Chen, Community Sponsor
Amy Hau, Community Sponsor

Sponsors in formation

Our Vision for 40 and Beyond

  • A thriving society in which art and culture are highly valued and the AAPI community is an integral part of the cultural fabric
  • A shared understanding of and appreciation for our rich past rooted in open dialogue
  • Bridges built between communities that ensure visibility, understanding, and opportunities for all
  • Robust economic support that is backed by resources, funding, promotion, and feedback loops
  • Ongoing mentorship programs that engage artists and ensure dialogue among artists across disciplines, generations, and stages of their career
  • Established AAPI leadership in previously white-dominant institutions that ensure authentic representations of our multi-faceted, multi-cultural and diasporic communities

Donate to the 40th Anniversary Fund!

If you can’t attend the gala but would still like to contribute to Asian American futures, make a donation to our 40th anniversary fund! All donations will receive an appreciation letter that states the tax deductible amount.

Special thanks to donors who have contributed already:

  • Rocky Chin & May Ying Chen
  • Alan & Merle Okada


Accessibility features of the space are forthcoming.

If you require any accommodations including ASL interpretation, CART captioning, language translation, or large print, please email events@aaartsalliance.org at least one week before the event. We will do our best to accommodate.

Dress Code
Creative cocktail attire!

Any other questions?
Please email events@aaartsalliance.org.