Annual Spring Benefit 2021

Event flyer split down the middle in two color backgrounds (light blue on the left, maroon on the right). Maroon text on the left reads "2021 Benefit in a Box, Thursday, May 6" on the light blue background. Centered on the maroon side in white is the text: "mom"

Annual Spring Benefit 2021
Wednesday, May 6, 6-7:30pm



On May 6, 2021, you’re invited to celebrate with Asian Arts Initiative at our annual spring benefit. This year, we highlight the care and support provided by moms (in all their manifestations) that have made it possible for us to thrive for over two decades.

This year, we honor honor Gerry Givnish (founder of The Painted Bride Art Center), Maori Karmael Holmes (founder and Director of BlackStar Film Festival), and Catzie Vilayphonh (founder of Laos in the House) for their contributions to the Asian Arts Initiative community and to Philadelphia as a whole. Their work has forever changed the artistic and cultural landscape of the city, paving the way for the next generation, and Asian Arts Initiative pays tribute for all that they’ve done.

We are partnering with FORTUNE and local businesses and artists to curate a special Benefit-in-a-Box that will be unboxed during this virtual event. Buy tickets now to secure your box and receive RSVP info prior to the event!


Asian Arts Initiative is designed as a mobility accessible facility, with access to all public floors and spaces, and seating accommodations for programmed events. Both non-gendered and individually isolating restrooms are available on each floor, all equipped with changing stations. If contacted in advance, we will make every attempt to fulfill requests for reasonable accommodations such as vision/hearing auxiliary aids and cognitive disability guides. Please note: Due to most events being attended by the general public, we cannot guarantee accommodations for those with fragrance sensitivities. AAI is a family-friendly multigenerational space.