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, November 18, 2014 2:07 PM

Local Artist Julian Pena Paintings on Display at APCC Gallery November to December

Now on display at the APCC gallery is the art work of local artist Julian Pena. The APCC gallery is open to the public 7 days a week and visitors are welcome during normal working hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. A reception at APCC for Julian is being planned for December 18th. An announcement and invitation will be forthcoming giving details on date and time.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:33 AM

Time Sensitive!!! Paper Folding Workshop Tomorrow, Nov. 19th, 1:30 to 3:00 PM

APCC is offering a Paper Folding Workshop on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2014, 1:30 to 3:00 PM. Instructor is Patsy Surh O'Connell, founder and President of Asia Pacific Cultural Center. Cost is $15 with an additional $5 for materials. The class will be held at APCC. Please Call (253)226-2742 to see if there are still slots available and pre-register.

Monday, November 17, 2014 9:22 PM

COMING SOON! APCC's New Year Celebration on February 14, 2015 at Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall

Asia Pacific Cultural Center will again hold it's 2015 Asia Pacific New Year Celebration at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall on February 14, 2015 with doors opening at 10:30 AM. It promises to be the biggest and best New Year Celebration ever. The 17th Annual  Asia Pacific New Year Celebration for 2015 will feature for the first time the country of Pakistan who will serve as the event's host nation and will highlight their country's culture, history, art and traditions. The Pakistani themed event will begin with the opening ceremony featuring their dances, culture and musical traditions. The thousands of guests and visitors who visit on that day will again be treated to the aroma and taste of the many food booths serving Asia Pacific food delicacies. They will also be treated to the exotic and exciting music, culture and dance of various Asia and Pacific Island countries.

Mark your calendars for February 14, 2015, bring your Valentine to the event and make it a special and memorable day. Come early for the Pakistani opening ceremony and entertainment. It's a free, family friendly event so bring the whole family. Doors open at 10:30 and the entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and demonstrations will be going on throughout the day. Closing ceremony will be at 6:00 PM

See you there.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:09 PM

Taste of Asia Pacific for December takes us to the island Kingdom of Tonga

The final APCC Taste of Asia Pacific will be on December 6, 2014 at 12:00 noon.

Featured is the cuisine of the island kingdom of Tonga. Come join us and learn how to prepare and cook the featured island recipe. The final activity for the day  brings together all participants to share and taste the food prepared by the guest chef from Tonga.

COSTS: Members $20    |     non-Members $25

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:06 PM

Final APCC Tea Experience for year 2014

The last Tea Experience of the year 2014 is on Saturday, December 6th at APCC - 10:00 AM.

The featured country and tea comes to us from the island kingdom of Tonga. Come join us and experience an exotic morning of South Pacific tea

COST: members $5.00   |       non-members $10.00.

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