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Our mission is to bridge communities and generations through art, culture, education and business.

Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) serves as an interactive cultural crossroads between local and international communities.

APCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization was formed in November 1996 from the vision of a small group of citizens representing three generations of Americans from Asian and Pacific Islanders heritage. APCC represents 47 countries and cultures, offering programs and services honoring their distinct artistry, business protocols, history and social practices.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:06 AM

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Cultural Tour to Thailand November 1-12, 2017

Join us for this once in a lifetime tour of Thailand. Click here for more information.

Monday, April 3, 2017 3:12 PM

Intermediate Batik Workshop at APCC

By popular demand, we invite back our instructors, Lisa Long and Lely Shim from University Puget Sound. Click here to register.
*All supplies are provided with snacks and drink.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:00 AM

20th Annual Polynesian Luau August 12th.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:14 AM

March through April Artist Show - Featuring Cuong Q. Nguyen ​Welcome and meet Mr. Nguyen on March 18 @ 11 am

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Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:42 AM

2 Day Batik Workshop @ APCC

Join us at APCC for this two day instructional class.  Create beautiful patterns on textiles with this traditional method.

Saturday (March 25th) and Sunday (March 26th) from 1 - 4 pm. Click Here to register online or call us at 253-396-0813 to reserve your spot.

Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique.

Instructor Lely Shim is from Jakarta, Indonesia. She has been in WA since 2005. She is instructor of basic Indonesian Language in LIASA program with UPS and JBLM. She is active member of Indonesian Cultural Association.

Instructor Lisa Long is a study abroad administrator at the University of Puget Sound who strives to promote cross-cultural interaction and life-long learning.

Asia Pacific Cultural Center
4851 South Tacoma Way | Tacoma, WA 98409
Telephone: (253)383.3900
Fax: (253)292-1551
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