Advisory: Reopening festival for the Freer|Sackler, “IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food and Cultures”

Media only: 

Megan Krefting 
(202) 633-0271 
kreftingm@si.edu

Linda St.Thomas
(202) 633-5188
stthomasl@si.edu

Media website  
http://www.asia.si.edu/press

What: 

Reopening festival for the Freer|Sackler, “IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food and Cultures”

Date: 

Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 5:00pm

When: 

Saturday, Oct. 14 
5 p.m.–midnight

Sunday, Oct. 15   
11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where: 

Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler   
Haupt Garden     
National Mall 

RSVP: 

Reporters: Check in at the media table in the Haupt Garden, located near the Smithsonian Castle entrance.  

The Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler, the museums of Asian art, celebrate their reopening with a weekend-long festival. “IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food and Cultures” begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, with music, food and activities. The museums will remain open Saturday until midnight and then reopen at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Weekend highlights include an extraordinary nighttime video projection on the façade of the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art, music by the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble and an outdoor Asian food market. In addition, festivalgoers can enjoy live performances, community art projects, musical performances, demonstrations and traditional foods prepared by Washington, D.C.-based Asian and Middle Eastern chefs.

The festival is free, and food at the street market will be available for purchase.   

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SI-564-2017

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