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.


Friday, August 15, 2014 2:33 AM

Hanji Fashion Show Big Success at Seattle Asian Art Museum and Tacoma Museum of Glass

On July 30th and August 2nd, 2014, Asia Pacific Cultural Center and co-sponsor Seattle Asian Art Museum in commemoration of the 35th anniversay of the Gunsan-Tacoma sister cities partnership, put on two spectacular fashion design shows showcasing fashion made from Hanji paper, an ancient high quality Korean paper that is making new inroads of practical modern use.                                                                                                                                     O                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:46 PM

Special 4th of July FREE Event, 8:00 AM at Mt. Tahoma Stadium - Native Hawaiian-Pacific Islander, MOVE IT Program for all Youth age 5 & Up

4th Annual NHPI MOVE IT Program - Friday, July 4th, 8:00 am - 1:30 pm. Bring your kids, the whole family to start off your 4th of July with a fun packed morning of action activities, workshops, games, competition, singing, dance, exercise and fellowship. All FREE at no cost - including a healthy lunch bag for all participants. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:46 PM

The State's Biggest Samoa Cultural Event at Mt. Tahoma Athletic Stadium - July 5, 2014, 8:30 am

What has become Washington State's largest and very popular cultural event is coming to Tacoma on July 5th. The Celebration begins at 8:30 am at the Mt. Tahoma High School Athletic Stadium. Thousands will be coming from the area's Samoan community as well as the general public to witness and participate in this fun-filled FREE Event. There will be inspirational speeches, funny stories, non-stop entertainment and food booths with delicious island style food and beverages available for purchase. There will also be island clothes and ware available at the many retail booths that will be doing business on that day. 

On Friday Evening there will be evening of prayer and praise service at the Mt. Tahoma Performing Arts Center when church leaders from the various local area congregations come together to raise up their prayers, praises and thanksgiving to God. Church service begins at 6:00 pm. Come join us for what will be an inspiring evening of praise performances, song, and prayer. `

Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:43 AM

Korean Traditional Hanji Paper Fashion Show

Presenting a Korean Traditional Hanji Paper Fashion Show July 30, 2014 at Seattle Asian Art Museum and August 2, 2014 at Tacoma Museum of Art, both shows start at 7:00 PM.

Hanji is an ancient Korean tradition of paper making and this summer's fashion show will feature the use of this quality paper as primary material for the women's fashion which will be displayed at both shows.

Directing the show will be renowned Korean Hanji Designer Professor Jeon Yang-Bae  from Gunsan, Korea.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:11 AM

Join Us This Saturday Morning - 8:30 @ APCC for NHPI's MOVEATHON a Fun Filled Event of Exercise, Nutrition, Education and Fellowship

Aloha, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Hafa Adai,

Ready for Some Fun Exercise, Tasty n Healthy Food, all wrapped in smiles and laughter from the NHPI volunteers? Then don't miss APCC's NHPI "MOVEATHON" this Saturday morning, 8:30 at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center. $10 gets you in. Good Fun, Good Food, Good People! Come ready to work out. See you this Saturday bright and early! No bettah way to start the day!

Aloha nui loa, Alofa atu, Adios, Toe fe'iloaki, 

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