Pan Asian Arts Festival 2020

DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 16, 2020; 11 AM – 8 PM
LOCATION: TCF Rotunda, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

Join us for a day of dances and music at the TCF Rotunda at the Mall of America. Performances from a diverse local, national, and international Asian performing artists representing a wide spectrum of traditional, modern, and ethnic styles will showcase a wide variety of beauty and traditions.

Performers & artists, if you are interested in showcasing your artistic creation, please fill out the application form, and we will be glad to see that you have an opportunity to perform during this festival.

This event is co-sponsored by Asian Media Access and the Mall of America.

Generation Z Project Vol. 3

Generation Z Project is back for 2019!

A stunning event featuring artists under 30 years old, as it presents different manifestations of the Hip Hop culture: rap music (oral), DJing (aural), break dance (physical) and urban dancing.

Don’t miss this fun event to see the young talents around town and spot who the next big star is in MN.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
7 PM – 9 PM

The Fitzgerald Theater
10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul, MN 55101

General Admissions
$15 Advanced Purchase
$20 At the Door
Tickets can be purchased online at First Avenue, or by phone by calling 1-800-514-3849, or in-person at any First Avenue ticket outlets.

This event is funded by the St. Paul Cultural STAR, and sponsored by the Pan Asian Arts Alliance, Asian Media Access, and the Fitzgerald Theater.


Do you have a passion for dance, singing, rap, or other live performance? Do you want to share your talent at this event? You can sign up to audition for a spot. Go to this Google Form and signup for an audition time!

We are also accepting video entries in place of in-person auditions. Please enter your video by Sunday, June 30th.

For any questions or for more information about the Festival or the audition, please send an email to Herb Johnson III.

Pan Asian Arts Festival 2019

Promotional Flyer for the Festival: 8th Annual Pan Asian Arts Festival, Saturday, May 4th from 11 AM to 8 PM, at the Mall of America Rotunda.

The 8th Annual Pan Asian Arts Festival returns to the Mall of America on Saturday, May 4th from 11 AM to 8 PM. The event is open and free to the public.

The year, we will focus specially on the Southeast Asian region, to celebrate their New Year with dances, music, fashions, and other demonstrations showcasing the local Southeast and oversea Southeast Asian talents.


Our oversea performers come from the Xijiang Miao/Hmong Village Performance Troupe. The estimated 9.4 million Miao/Hmong people in China mainly live in Guizhou, Hunan, Yunnan and Sichuan provinces. This prestigious Performance Team is from the largest Miao/Hmong community of Leishan County in Southwest China’s Guizhou Province. The Performance Team is listed as a national-level historic cultural performance, and in 2011, it was selected as an AA-level tourist destination by the national government.

Come out and enjoy a day of dances, music, singing, from all regions of Asia, performed by local talents of the Twin Cities.

If you would like to share your talent to perform, please do so by signing up at

Also follow us on our Facebook Page for the latest.

This event is sponsored by Pan Asian Arts Alliance, Asian Media Access, and the Mall of America. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Generation Z Project

After months of planning, preparations, and countless hours of rehearsals and practices, Generation Z Projected debuted on the stage of the Ordway Theater in downtown St. Paul.

Cosponsored by Pan Asian Arts Alliance and Asian Media Access, the event showcased the talents of young people 30 years old and younger. They brought with them to this variety show urban, hip hop, and modern dances and vocal performances, a fashion show featuring a young designer, and a very energetic, upbeat, and noisy lion dance routine!

The show program booklet you can download gives introductions to each group or individual performers that participated at the show.

If you would like some more information, please contact us.

Pan Asian Arts Festival 2018

In celebrating the Asian Heritage Month of May, 2018, Pan Asian Arts Alliance in partnership with Asian Media Access present the 7th Annual Pan Asian Arts Festival.  The festival will be held at the Mall of America Rotunda area on May 19, from 11 AM to 8 PM.

Come join us for a day of dance and singing performances, fashion display, and other talent showcasing the Twin Cities’s Asian communities representing all different regions of Asia.

The event is free and open to the public! Come and share the beauty and joy of the performing arts.

PAAF 2018 Promo Flyer

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** Performers **

If you would like to perform at the festival, see more information, and fill out the application form found here.

[added 5/15/2018] Latest PAAF 2018 lineup >>


Pan Asian Arts Festival 2017

Celebrating The Pan Asian Heritage month of May, Mall of America, Pan Asian Arts Alliance and Asian Media Access have joined together to host a day of festivity for the whole family.

Ranging from North Asia Chinese Classic to South Asian Bollywood Style dances, this Pan Asian Arts Festival will be a delightful and refreshing amalgamation of ethnic dance and music performances that embody and celebrate the rich cultural diversity within the Asia region, and showcasing the great diversity that is right here in Minnesota.

This FREE event will have non-stop Pan Asian Dances, Music Performances, Carnival Games, and Arts/Craft Activities. Don’t miss this fun and family friendly festival, where you can travel to Asia, without leaving the comfort of your home.

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Mall of America Event Page >>

** Seeking Performers **
From classical, traditional to modern, from vocal to dance to instrumental. Share your culture and your talent.

Fill out an Application to perform >>
(email webmaster if you can not access the form)

Pan Asian Arts Festival 2016

*    Family Event with Pan Asian Dances,
Carnival Games, and Carnival Food
*    Over 100 Traditional , Modern/multicultural Pan
Asian Dances, K-Pop, and J-pop performances
*   Activities include Origami Crane making,
Henna hand tattoo, and much much MORE!

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2015 Pan Asian Arts Festival

FREE Family-friendly activities throughout the day

  • NON-stop Pan Asian Dances and Demos
  • Asian Youth Animation Exhibition
  • Asian Crafts Activities
  • Face Painting with Asian Patterns
  • Carnival Games (small fees to play)
  • Special Feature – 2-hours long Hmong Dance Drama “Longing for Qeej,” presented by Iny Asian Dance Theater