The South Asian Literature & Art Festival, presented at Montalvo by Art Forum SF in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Institute of South Asian Studies, was the Bay Area’s first festival dedicated to showcasing contemporary reflections of literature and the arts from the subcontinent. The festival featured books and readings, hands-on art activities, writing programs, art exhibitors, folk artists, Bollywood pop-up dancers, bhangra rhythms, and other dance interludes—all interspersed with delicious food stations representing the flavors of South Asia.

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Partners and Sponsors

Threads: Weaving Humanity was made possible through the support of the following program partners, exhibition sponsors, and Friends of the LAP: Anonymous • The Ariko Family Foundation • Joan N. Borinstein and Gary M. Gartsman • Maryles Casto • John and Maureen Chowning • Laura and Mark Deem • Jennifer and Philip DiNapoli • Margaret Dorfman • David and Marianne Ellis • Terry and Ron Epstein • Edward and Renee Fields • Alexandra and Wolfgang Hausen • Laura Jason and Bruce Henderson • Wanda Kownacki • Sally Lucas • George and Judy Marcus • Simona and Bill Martin • Shauna Mika and Richard Callison • Ann Marie Mix • David Nakamura Sr. • Glenn and Sherri Osaka • T.M. Ravi and Francine Lejeune • Hideko Sakamoto and Vijay Tella • Sudnya Shroff and Nickhil Jakatdar • Caroline Taddei and Nicola Morini • Thomas and Yuko Tiernan • Constant and Makiko Tse • Gayla and Walt Wood • Mitchell and Kristen Yawitz

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