Asia Society Texas Center

AsiaFest 2019

Saturday, Jun. 29, 2019 – Saturday, Jun. 29, 2019

10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

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Exhibitions | Volunteering | Vendors | Parking | Sponsorship and Support

Eat, shop, and play at Asia Society's annual festival! An international bazaar, performances, arts and crafts, fusion cuisine, live demonstrations, and more await at this FREE indoor event.

New this year: Embark on an adventure through Asia, using our passport to explore different regions' traditions, cultures, and food!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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 FREE Entry to Exhibitions during AsiaFest

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In Super Sarap, artists Mik GaspayJeanne F. JalandoniCharlene Tan, and O.M. France Viana revisit commonplace objects and food within Filipino cooking to elicit personal and collective memories and to challenge cultural norms associated with food.
On view March 16 – July 21, 2019


Site Lines: Artists Working in Texas

In Site Lines: Artists Working in Texas, the works of Texas-based artists Ambreen ButtAbhidnya GhugeBeili LiuJun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, and Prince Varughese Thomas address themes such as the value of work, cultural memory, and the importance of place.
On view April 13 – August 18, 2019


Become a part of the fun by volunteering for AsiaFest! Asia Society is looking for volunteers to assist onstage and in the family activity areas, the galleries, and throughout the building. Two shifts are available: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 1 – 5 p.m. To volunteer for the event, please contact kellison@asiasociety.org or 713.496.9917.


To apply as a vendor at the event, please complete the online application and a member of our staff will review. For questions, please contact kellison@asiasociety.org or 713.496.9917.


Paid parking is available in the Asia Society Texas Center parking lot across from the building on Southmore Boulevard. For additional details about accessing the Museum District — including Metrorail, cabs, and more parking options — please visit the Houston Museum District website.

Previous AsiaFest Events

2018 AsiaFest details
Highlights from AsiaFest 2017
2017 AsiaFest details
Highlights from AsiaFest 2016
2016 AsiaFest details

Sponsorship and Support

AsiaFest is free and open to all. To sponsor this program, please see our Sponsor Packet and contact Lauren Smith, Development Manager, at 713.496.9926 or LNSmith@AsiaSociety.org.

Benefactor Level Sponsorship

HEB Regions Bank

Ambassador Level Sponsorship

National Taiwan University Alumni Association in Houston

Chairman Level Sponsorship


Teri & Jeff Lee
Laura & Brad McWilliams

Presidents Level Sponsorship


JD Joyce Investment Management Group

Kan & Celia Lin
AsUnited Marketing Alliance
Symong & Francoise Shih
Mr. & Mrs. Chih-Jen Kao
Lynn Chou & Jett Lin

Additional Support

Joanne & Kevin Hsu
Polly Lee
Meifei Liang
Jone-Ing Lin
Joy Wu
Chao-Shyuan Li


  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Free Hours: Admission to the building and Grand Hall exhibition is free. Admission to the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery is free for Asia Society members; $8 for nonmembers.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri's museum café is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm


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