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Elevate Burbank to Host Multicultural Arts Festival

First published in the Aug. 20 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Elevate Burbank, a new nonprofit dedicated to promoting the understanding of cultural diversity in Burbank, is having its inaugural Multicultural Arts Festival today (Aug. 20). The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the field at Burbank High School.
The festival will feature local performers, poets, storytellers and artists, including the Independent Opera Company, Alexis Rose R&B, Brian Chan Martial Arts, Cleary Irish Dancers, Hamazkayin Ani Dance Company, Guitar Ninjas, NashBerry Family Band, and much more. The festival will also include food trucks, a kids’ area and select local vendors.
The festival is sponsored by state Sen. Anthony Portantino, MSG Sphere Studios and the Burbank Cultural Arts Commission.
“Elevate Burbank is thrilled to be hosting our first ever multicultural event. Burbank is such a rich community filled with diverse backgrounds and cultures, and we feel it’s important to lift up all voices,” said Linda Bessin, founder and board president of Elevate Burbank. “There’s no better way to celebrate the beauty of multiculturalism than through art, food and community fun.”
Elevate Burbank is a 501(c)3 nonprofit formed by a group of dedicated, multicultural, multiracial and multigenerational locals who care about Burbank, its present and its future.
Its mission is to promote the understanding of cultural diversity through events, engagement and partnerships with the Burbank community. Elevate Burbank aims to create a Burbank where residents can experience and appreciate the cultural diversity in our city. By appreciating what all residents contribute, Elevate Burbank hopes to create a modern Burbank that is unified, joyful, vibrant and prosperous.

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